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    As we move into Election Season be vigilant. Stay thirsty my friends. ;)

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    Please tell us when you see an ACORN office changing its name or read about ACORN-related activities in your neighborhood. If you see, hear, or read about the below individuals in your community contact us immediately.


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    Falsified government documents and suborning of perjury among charges made by Leo Vasquez, Assessor-Collector & Voter Registrar for Harris County.


    HOUSTON - Much is at stake in the upcoming November election. Every seat in the United States House of Representatives is in play and the outcomes of these races will determine who will lead the Congress of the United States beginning in 2011. Throughout Harris County important races for state reps, the state Senate and judgeships are on the line.

    Your future, your security, your taxes, your job or an opportunity for employment, and the security of your rights will be affected for the good or the bad based on the outcome of the November election.

    In Texas politics we’re used to hard-fought races, even some good old-fashioned political mudslinging and backbiting, but we Texans want our elections to be fair and free from all of the criminal shenanigans now so closely associated with Florida and Chicago politics. Unfortunately, it appears as if Chicago-style thuggery has now made its way into our political process.

    Leo Vaquez, Harris County Assessor-Collector and Voter Registrar, released an August 24, 2010 a report detailing a stunning array of widespread, highly organized voter fraud that, unless stopped immediately, will almost certainly affect the outcome of Harris County races and possibly negate your legal vote.

    Mr. Vasquez says, “Unfortunately, it is my duty to share with you today that the integrity of the Voter Roll in Harris County, Texas appears to be under an organized and systematic attack by the group operating under the name ‘Houston Votes’. Houston Votes is the voter registration machine of the ‘Texans Together Education Fund.’ Houston Votes and Texans Together have effectively emerged as our area’s new ACORN organization.”

    Vasquez released a 72 page PowerPoint document with incredible detail of the fraud, phony signatures, and even voter registration applications filled out by people who checked the box “Non-Citizen”. The result is that the voter registration office has been flooded with bogus or duplicate registration forms that have tied up staff and cost taxpayers thousands of dollars in wasted time.

    Mr. Vasquez’s investigation has found nearly 1,600 cases of multiple applications from the same voter, over 1,000 applications from citizens already registered as well as over 300 from people too young to vote.

    Houston Votes, which pays staff to collect voter registrations from citizens has turned in 25,640 registrations generating 7,193 new registered voters and resulting in 3,531 applications which were rejected because either Texas Drivers License numbers and/or Social Security numbers did not match. Houston Votes has also generated 129 felon rejection of applications and submitted 1,133 applications where the No ID box was checked and turned in 1,323 applications after the 5 day statutory deadline.

    It would be easy to assume that Houston Votes has simply hired over-zealous or blatantly incompetent people to act as “deputies” in securing these voter registration applications, but Vasquez’s investigation has uncovered far more.

    Part of the issue with Houston Votes is that they operate using a “pay-per-packet” policy. Mr. Vasquez explains, “A payment per piece set up risks incentivizing workers for focus on quantity with a disregard of quality. If I were funding Houston Votes and Texans Together, I would be quite upset that instead of paying for six new registrations I was instead paying for the same person being registered six times. Or, worse yet, an already-registered voter being re-registered multiple times.”

    The investigation by Mr. Vasquez has also uncovered complaints from voters in Harris County who report that Houston Votes personnel have lied to them in order to coerce voters to fill out new voter applications. Those lies include statements that the tax office computer has suffered a computer malfunction requiring voters to re-register, that voters will be required to carry a new plastic voting card in order to vote and that the card will only be issued if the voter re-registers. Lastly, voters have been told that if they do not re-register they will be removed from the voter registration rolls. All of these are false statements, says Mr. Vasquez.

    Mr. Vasquez stresses that the voter registration rolls are intact and operating properly, and wants to remind voters that if they have already registered there is no need to register again. If you have registered again after being persuaded to do so by anyone and want to know your status you can visit Harris County Voter Home or call (713) 368-2200.

    Mr. Vasquez also notes that many volunteer organizations do a very good job of helping to register voters, “We welcome and encourage the efforts of all interested citizens and organizations who, within the boundaries of the law, work to help register voters.” The League of Women Voters works to register voters and their registrations are 99% accurate.

    “In trying to find a positive out of this, it is my sincere hope that this episode will bring more attention to the general public about the importance of voter registration. Hopefully this will also spur legislation on both the Federal and State levels to put more teeth into election fraud penalties. Under the Texas Election Code most of these violations are only misdemeanors, albeit hundreds of misdemeanors at a time. Submitting forged signatures to a governmental entity may be a more serious crime,” says Vasquez.

    Houston Votes is now refuting all charges made by Mr. Vasquez and has promised to answer the charges in a press conference to be held tomorrow morning at 10:30 am.


    Houston Votes says, "Houston Votes will answer and refute the reckless allegations made by Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector and Voter Registrar, Leo Vasquez, on Tuesday, August 24.


    "Leo Vasquez made reckless and false allegations against Houston Votes, the organization, in an apparently coordinated, partisan effort to suppress voter registration and to intimidate citizens into not voting.


    "Sadly, this type of shameful tactic has worked all too well in the past. Houston Votes is committed to non-partisan voter registration and helping register the over 600,000 citizens eligible to vote who are not even registered."

    ABOUT HOUSTON VOTES:

    Houston Votes describes itself as follows, “Houston Votes, a project of Texans Together, is a nonpartisan voter registration drive in Harris County. Its goal is to register 100,000 new voters by the October 4th deadline and turn out 50,000 new voters on election day.”


    ABOUT TEXANS TOGETHER:

    The members of the Board of Directors for Texans Together are:

    James Aldrete (Austin) is president of Message Audience Presentation, a public relations and political communications company.

    Ambassador Christopher Ashby (Houston) has had a distinguished career in international banking, working in Europe and Asia as well as in the United States. In 1997, Mr. Ashby was appointed Ambassador to Uruguay by President Clinton where he served until 2001.

    Ann De Llano (Austin) is the founder and principal of Capital City Solutions, a public interest advocacy firm. She recently created and implemented an innovative, award-winning GOTV effort aimed at young minorities using hip-hop music and video in Harris County.

    John Donisi (Austin) is an attorney with the firm of Drenner & Golden Stuart Wolff. He has served as Special Assistant to Texas Governor Ann W. Richards and General Counsel to the Texas Senate’s Jurisprudence Committee.

    Cris Feldman (Houston) practices civil litigation in Houston with Rusty Hardin & Associates. He has won many awards for leading the successful civil lawsuit against Tom Delay’s TRMPAC that exposed corporate corruption in Texas.

    Fred Lewis (Austin) is the founder and President of Texans Together Education Fund, Inc. He has worked as a public interest attorney, non-profit leader, and community organizer for years.

    Rita Lucido (Houston) practices family law and is a named partner in Cothrun and Lucido. She has been involved in numerous civic activities, including as a board member of Planned Parenthood of Houston, Jane’s Due Process, DiverseWorks, and Texas Women Lawyers.

    Keir Murray (Houston) is the founder and principal of KLM consulting, a political, public affairs, public opinion and communications consulting firm. He has has served as a consultant to the Mayor of Houston, Houston Community College, Houston Metro, and Sheriff Adrian Garcia.

    Andres Pereira (Houston) is an attorney who practices mass tort litigation and is involved in numerous civic organizations.

    Keith Wade (Houston) has been involved in community and political organizing for 30 years in Houston and the African-American community, including running three congressional offices.


    Some notable members of the Texans Together Education Fund Advisory Board include:


    Jay Aiyer, a former member of the Houston Community College governing board, pled guilty in June of 2007 to a misdemeanor charge of tampering with a governmental record and did not seek re-election thereafter.

    Robbie Ausley, an Austin resident and board member of Planned Parenthood, who has raised millions of dollars for the pro-abortion organization.

    Sissy Farenthold, longtime liberal Democrat and former Texas house member.

    Bruce Elfant, a Travis County constable.

    Sherry Greenberg, a former Texas State rep and now a faculty member at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

    Kristi Thibaut, current democrat State Rep for District 133 in Houston.

    HARRIS COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION PROCESS OVERWHELMED WITH ACORN-LIKE FRAUD TACTICS - TheCypressTimes
     
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    So you think it's only organizations like "Acorn" that manipulate voter registrations? I can't believe how dumb people are.

    Unfortunately, bogus Republican voter registration outfits just don't get the press coverage, thanks to FoxNews et al.

    The BRAD BLOG : Head of CA GOP Voter Registration Firm Pleads Guilty to Voter Registration Fraud
    And what they didn't bother to mention in that story?...Amongst other things, the fact that Jacoby and Young Political Majors were hired by the California Republican Party to head up their voter registration efforts in the state.

    Jacoby had been arrested for Voter Registration Fraud last October, smack dab during the media's orgasmic heights of last year's phony GOP ACORN "Voter Fraud" hoax, even as Fox "News" (and the other news outlets who similarly fell for the scam) was going wall-to-wall with unsupported insinuations about voter fraud by ACORN, Democrats, and Obama.
     
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    United States Government Accountability Office
    Washington, DC 20548
    June 14, 2010
    Congressional Requesters
    Subject: Preliminary Observations on Funding, Oversight, and Investigations and Prosecutions of ACORN or Potentially Related Organizations

    http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d10648r.pdf
     
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    So start a Thread. :lol: You know you are missing Oprah. :lol:
     
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    Yes the "Community Organizers" will be out in force this November trying to steal more Elections. Look at what happened in Minnesota with Al Franken stealing that Election with Thousands of Felon votes coming in at the last minute. This is the "Community Organizer" blueprint for stealing Elections this November. So people really do need to stay vigilant. The Democrats are in big trouble and will be very desperate. They'll do anything to rig things. Just be aware of your surroundings at your polling place and report anything suspicious. Never underestimate the Democrats' ability to rig Elections.
     
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    Maggie's tacit defense of ACORN is valid though. ACORN is certainly not the only organization that bears watching in the upcoming election. The many pies containing George Soros fingers also merit scrutiny and some watch dogging from those who do want to the keep the process honest and who have time and ability to follow the money.

    And there is this:

    Now admittedly Mark Mix has a dog in the fight and cannot be considered an unbiased source or possibly even an objective source. So his point of view does justify follow up, scrutiny, and possibly has room for rebuttal.

    But the under the radar dealings of unions and other interested groups involving large numbers of people and large wads of cash merit scrutiny along with ACORN and other advocacy groups as well.
     
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    Yea i think many are so excited about these coming Elections that they have forgotten that the "Community Organizers" are still very powerful and are very capable of rigging Elections. Don't let your excitement blind you. The "Community Organizers" have not gone away. ACORN is just one of many very powerful "Community Organizer" groups. In fact ACORN itself has basically dissolved and has changed its name. Just look at what happened in Minnesota and how they stole that Election for Franken. They will try this again. So stay vigilant at your polling place and watch what's going on there. The Democrats are especially desperate this time around so expect anything. The Illegals & Felons will be bussed in to vote for Democrats. This has happened often in the past and i'm sure it will happen again. Vote and stay vigilant.
     
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    I noted that both Gallup and Rasmussen are now listing the Economy and Jobs as the first priority by a wide margin of most Americans.

    Both now list the #2 concern/priority as graft and corruption in government.

    I think that is the first time in history that we have seen that happen on a national poll testing the pulse of America.

    I periodically receive requests to complete a detailed poll from a major polling organization and that graft and corruption issue was included on a list of concerns we were asked to rank. And yes, I found myself putting graft and corruption in government right after jobs and the economy.

    ACORN, unions, George Soros and the orgnaizations he supports, etc. etc. etc. have become major players in the process. And that is not a good thing.
     

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