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October 18, 2008

Why The ACORN Flap Is So Stupid Politics

Some of ACORN's voter registration workers put bogus names like "Mickey Mouse" on some of their lists of new registered voters. They did this, no doubt, because they got paid by the name.

The McCain campaign and the Right generally have been screaming that this is voter fraud and even a threat to democracy itself.

But think about it. The bogus names aren't names of people who are actually going to try to vote. Who's going to show up at the polls and claim to be Mickey Mouse?

ACORN got cheated out of some money. That's all. It will have absolutely no effect on votes cast. None.

Posted by Jonathan at October 18, 2008 04:09 PM  del.icio.us digg NewsVine Reddit YahooMyWeb