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Brown-Waite adds to ACORN outrage



Acorn U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, R-Brooksville, who joined most other House members yesterday in voting for a bill to cut off federal funding for ACORN:

“This vote was long over due. It is time that Democrats put their personal interests aside and took proper action to stop funding this organization which clearly supports illegal activities from voter fraud to tax evasion.  Time and again ACORN has shown disregard for the law.

“ACORN officials have been convicted of voter fraud. Acorn officials have been accused of voter fraud in my district and in districts across the country. It is unfortunate that is took a hidden camera investigation to finally shed light on the pervasive illegal on goings within this organization. My constituents are asking, ‘Where has our media been?’ The Governor needs to sever all ties between the State of Florida and this shady group.”

Recently eleven Florida-based ACORN employees were charged with falsifying information on hundreds of voter registration cards. A recent hidden camera investigation shows ACORN employees offering advice on tax evasion, prostitution, and fraud. Just last week, the U.S. Census Bureau ended its association with ACORN saying in a release, “it is clear that ACORN’s affiliation with the 2010 census promotion has caused sufficient concern in the general public."

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:18pm]


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