Left-wing, taxpayer-subsidized ACORN fraudsters have been infiltrating the public schools.
Watch out: Your kid could be recruited to help assist and “organize” the “community” of homeless people, criminals, and illegal aliens signing up more dead people and fake people to vote for Obama.
(Hat tip: Jim Vicevich)
In the Hartford Courant:
Jahneil McMahon long ago made up her mind about the presidential election. She connected with Barack Obama’s speeches, felt his experiences would help him understand her life in Hartford. She prefers his views on education, taxes and the mortgage crisis, issues she says particularly affect her city.
Trouble is, she’s only 17.
Which is why, on Thursday morning, McMahon paced the aisles of the Hartford Public High School auditorium with a stack of voter registration forms and a handful of pens. She passed them out to her older schoolmates and monitored from the aisle as they filled them out.
“If I could start helping now, maybe someone else’s voice can be symbolic of mine,” she said.
Although most attempts at registering young voters center on college campuses, a new national effort to reach out to an even wider group of young people is underway.
Because the majority of black and Latino 18- to 24-year-olds don’t attend college, researchers have warned that focusing voter registration efforts on college campuses risks missing out on half of the nation’s young people, particularly black and Latino youth.
“This is a population that has not been tapped,” said Sharon Patterson-Stallings, a member of the Hartford Board of Education and chairwoman of the North End United ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. “We have not really educated people about voting.”
Part rally, part voter registration drive and part lecture on the importance of voting, Thursday’s program at the high school’s Law and Government Academy was one of more than a dozen assemblies held this week at high schools in cities nationwide.
Also on the ACORN WAtch front…a new election probe in Durham, NC:
Elections Chief Asks For Voter Fraud Probe
From The Herald Sun
By Matthew E. Milliken
September 19, 2008
DURHAM, N.C. — A Durham official is asking state elections administrators to check approximately 80 voter registration forms for possible fraud.
Mike Ashe, Durham County’s elections director, said the forms were among about 4,000 submitted to his office over the past four to six weeks by a national left-wing group called Acorn, for Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
“They will be turned over to the State Board of Elections for investigation and prosecution,” Ashe said of the questionable documents.
Most of the forms at issue bear one of six names. Ashe was not sure whether the people named existed or not.
Many of the papers are incomplete, which Ashe said is a nuisance, not a crime. But the group contains very different versions of what are purportedly the same person’s signatures.
Signing another person’s name on a voter registration form can result in up to 15 months in prison.
A woman who visited the elections office Wednesday said that Tamion Richardson of Buffalo Way had received a mailing stating that he had been registered to vote. The woman, who said she was Richardson’s mother, said he was 14 years old and ineligible to vote.
Also, elections officials have received calls from people saying they had received new voter registration cards with incorrect information.