On October 4, we reported on the association between Obama and William Ayers. We were not the first, and referenced articles from such publications as the Wall Street Journal. In fact, Hillary Clinton had brought up the issue as problematic during the Democratic Primary.
At the time, we dismissed the relationship as little more than an indication that Obama was more radical than he presents himself.
If you read this article, it will give you a better understanding of who Ayers is and how Obama interacted with him.
Their relationship in an organization named the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC) has strong implications regarding Obama’s ideology. CAC was formed for a good purpose. It was supposed to distribute monies from the Annenberg Foundation for funding educational programs. Instead, the board, including Obama and Ayers, funneled monies to radical organizations. In order to get access to funds, schools had to associate themselves with the radical organizations and align with their causes. Students and programs based on scholarship merit were summarily rejected. The results of a study demonstrated that, despite all the money spent (tens of millions of dollars), the program was completely ineffective from an education standpoint.
It was not, however, ineffective at supporting the radical organizations to which it funneled its funds. One of the organizations was the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).
ACORN has turned out to be more of a radical organization than we originally thought. Apparently, offices of ACORN have been raided by authorities for attempting to manipulate voter registration. ACORN members were attempting to influence Democratic voters to register more than once. Some apparently had registered as many as 72 times. The US slogan is “One Person, One Vote”. Apparently ACORN’s slogan is One Democrat, As Many Votes as We Can Get.
According to the New York Post, ACORN, whose political wing has endorsed Barack Obama, relentlessly pursued Democratic voters to register multiple times. Subpoenas have been ordered in an investigation run by election officials.
The New York Post Article states when speaking of several voters that were subpoenaed, Christopher Barkley, Lateala Goins and Freddie Johnson:
Barkley is one of at least three people who have been subpoenaed by the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections as part of a wider inquiry into possible voter fraud by ACORN. The group seeks to register low-income voters, who skew overwhelmingly Democratic.
“You can tell them you’re registered as many times as you want – they do not care,” said Lateala Goins, 21, who was subpoenaed.
“They will follow you to the buses, they will follow you home, it does not matter,” she told The Post.
She added that she never put down an address on any of the registration forms, just her name.
A third subpoenaed voter, Freddie Johnson, 19, filled out registration cards 72 times over 18 months, officials said.
“It feeds the public perception that there could be [fraud], and that makes the pillars fall down,” said local Board of Elections President Jeff Hastings.
According to this CBS Market Watch article:
“Thousands of allegedly fake voter registrations by a nationwide organization are being investigated. At least nine states are reviewing voter paperwork, and Allegheny County police are looking into similar accusations.”
Apparently, according to this article, the initial probes were launched in Cleveland against ACORN in August.
Obama and Ayers, during their time at CAC, filtered millions to ACORN. This impropriety is accentuated by the fact that ACORN publicly endorsed Obama for President and was specifically targeting Democratic voters in their attempt to fraudulently garner more Democratic votes in key states.
At this time, there is no direct association between these criminal activities and Obama himself, but it does bring prior voter tallies in some states into question. We consider this a critical issue in the ongoing saga of Obama, Ayers, CAC and ACORN, and we will do our best to keep you abreast of anything we find.