One of Barack Obama’s first big “community organizer” jobs involved ACORN in 1992. Obama also trained ACORN employees (but says he wasn’t paid by ACORN?). He represented ACORN in court. Obama worked with and protested with ACORN. His campaign donated $800,000 to ACORN this year for voter registration efforts.
And, ACORN EVEN CANVASSED FOR OBAMA IN OHIO:
At least two different Ohio blogs including Ohio Daily Blog posted an email from ACORN on February 21, 2008, announcing that Ohio ACORN was holding a Get Out The Vote project with the OBAMA Campaign.
It appears the Obama Campaign and ACORN also share talking points.
Yesterday, they both blamed John McCain and Republicans for the 12 different states investigating the organization for fraud.
ACORN President Maude Hurd, via USNW:
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“We call on the McCain campaign to directly answer whether they, the Republican Party or their operatives have been conspiring with the Bush Administration to misuse the Justice Department in order to suppress voter turnout in 2008,” ACORN President Maude Hurd said in a statement.
Likewise, the Obama Campaign released the same argument in their press release today- blaming Republicans for the massive number of voter fraud allegations against ACORN, via Bloomberg:
Robert Bauer, general counsel to the Obama campaign, wrote to Attorney General Michael Mukasey a day after the Associated Press, citing unidentified law enforcement officials, reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was investigating ACORN. The name is short for Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
Bauer said the news leaks are part of a coordinated effort by McCain’s presidential campaign and Republicans. They are “fomenting specious vote-fraud allegations and there are disturbing indications of official involvement or collusion,” Bauer said.
“It is apparent,” he wrote, that law enforcement officials are serving “improper political objectives” that could inhibit voter participation in the Nov. 4 election. The aim is to “suppress the vote and to unduly influence investigations and prosecutions,” Bauer wrote.
John McCain campaign manager Rick Davis charged last week that Democrat Barack Obama is not being honest about his ties to the group.
The FBI opened an investigation into the far-left “community organizer” group’s nationwide voter-registration campaign this week.