Several news outlets have revealed President Obama’s new voter registration effort for 2012 is called “Project Vote” — the same name as ACORN’s similar outreach. Concerned Women for America (CWA) members will recall that ACORN was exposed via an undercover video giving supposed clients instructions about how to commit voter registration fraud; indeed, ACORN faced numerous cases of voter registration fraud following the 2008 election. The arrogance of adopting ACORN’s name is indicative of this White House’s sense of being above the law and a rule unto itself — knowing that they won’t be held accountable by the media watchdogs and knowing that the Democrat base will “get” the connection, thereby restoring their faith in President Obama’s commitment to their radical agenda, regardless of legalities.
ACORN’s Project Vote is still registered as a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., with the sole purpose of increasing the number of minority voters — most notably by paying for votes (for which one of its personnel “pled no contest” and paid a hefty fine). In its article about this latest outrage, Newsmax notes that Matthew Vadum — from the Capital Research Center and author of “Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts Are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers” — identifies Project Vote as the “branch of ACORN that’s most notorious for voter fraud” (54 voter fraud convictions in 2008) and points out that ACORN and Project Vote “share staff, office space, and money.”
Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch, has compiled a broad dossier illustrating the connections between the 2008 Obama campaign and ACORN’s criminal activity. Fitton and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review documented the president’s ties to ACORN’s fraudulent voter registration “services” and showed evidence that Obama helped train ACORN staff in Chicago as far back as 1995.
Fitton told Newsmax that he expects Obama to “continue running its 2008 campaign playbook, despite the fraud associated with voter-registration activities that cycle.” It would be a mistake for conservatives to assume that the 2008 scandals and prosecutions destroyed ACORN and ended their fraudulent activities. Instead, both Fitton and Vadum believe that ACORN will just change its name, logo, and banner in 2012 and continue to receive federal funds to support its illegal and fraudulent activities, with the Project Vote agenda shifting over to White House control — and protection.