Union-backed group mixes loan fees, gov't grants, charity and politics
Barack Obama's ACORN is part of the problem. Involved in voter registration fraud and embezzlement, ACORN also bears some responsibility for the housing crash. Townhall:
ACORN’s “victories” often have harmed rather than helped their intended beneficiaries. ACORN-sponsored community groups, for instance, regularly have invoked the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 in their attempts to block bank acquisitions and mergers with flimsy charges of mortgage lending “discrimination.” The current mortgage meltdown, especially in the subprime market, in large measure owes to lenders responding to pressure to increase loan volumes to barely qualified or outright unqualified borrowers, many of whom now have lost their homes.Undoubtedly.
We have evidence of voter registration fraud in Wisconsin, Townhall recalls Obama supporter McCaskill in Missouri (remember):
In 2006, for example, ACORN members engaged in vote fraud in several states, especially Missouri. In that state’s Senate race, Democratic challenger Claire McCaskill defeated Republican incumbent James Talent by about a 50,000-vote margin. A sizable portion of that margin was attributable to ACORN organizers submitting phony or at least suspicious voter-registration cards to election officials in the St. Louis and Kansas City metro areas. Several ACORN members in Kansas City were indicted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office just prior to Election Day, and eventually pleaded guilty. Rathke, not one for subtlety, called City of St. Louis election officials “slop buckets” when they questioned the veracity of ACORN-submitted forms. And who was Missouri state auditor during 2006? That would be Claire McCaskill.(whose husband was also an "affordable" housing magnate, as was Obama's buddy Tony Rezko)
It's not just ACORN doing fraudulent voter registration for Democrats.