After the Rethugs and their little rat-dog's McCain and Palin, have made unsubstantiated claims against ACORN, its time to lay out some undeniable facts...that BushCo's FBI also knows. Yet they still instigated a...cough...investigation into ACORN's activities. From Open Left:
The attacks on ACORN are spurious to say the least. Here a few key facts that our accusers aren’t telling you.
- ACORN has implemented the most sophisticated quality-control system in the voter engagement field but in almost every state we are required to turn in ALL completed applications, even the ones we know to be problematic.
- ACORN flags in writing incomplete, problem, or suspicious cards when we turn them in. Unfortunately, some of these same officials then come back weeks or months later and accuse us of deliberately turning in phony cards. In many cases, we can actually prove that these are the same cards we called to their attention.
- Our canvassers are paid by the hour, not by the card. ACORN has a zero-tolerance policy for deliberately falsifying registrations, and in the cases where our internal quality controls have identified this happening we have fired the workers involved and turned them in to election officials and law-enforcement.
- The rate of incomplete cards for the drive was 5 percent (about 65,000 cards) and the rate of “suspicious” cards was 1.5 percent (about 19,500 cards).
Those are just the highlights; we have an entire section of our website, The Real ACORN, dedicated to telling the truth about ACORN’s work.
ACORN isn't a rookie when it comes to partisan, smarmy attacks...this ain't their first rodeo. ;)