The GOP is making a big deal out of the fact that Barack Obama represented ACORN in a lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles. This innocuous association has metastasized into the lie that Obama taught ACORN to commit voter fraud.
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Tuesday October 21, 2008 7:40 am|
Brave New Films released a new short film yesterday debunking the McCain campaign’s smears against ACORN. The film argues that spurious charges against the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now are part of a larger Republican strategy to depress the turnount of low income, minority, and young voters in battleground states.
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Monday October 20, 2008 9:04 pm|
The Ohio Secretary of State and her office are the targets of a harassment campaign which has has forced them to put their website in "static mode" due to repeated attempts to breach security. The office has also received threats and suspicious packages, according to a press release issued yesterday: "Unfortunately, [the attacks on the [...]
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Monday October 20, 2008 3:15 pm|
The McCain campaign’s war on ACORN has taken an ugly new turn. Two of the community organizations’ offices have recently been broken into, After Downing Street reports:
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Friday October 17, 2008 10:43 am|
Why have the Republicans redoubled their attacks on the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) as Obama’s lead increases?
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Wednesday October 15, 2008 2:27 pm|
acorn11.thumbnail.jpgTurns out Gawker is good for something after all. In a bold departure from Gawker’s usual editorial standards, this list of Frequently Asked Questions About ACORN is important, funny, and eminently sensible.
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Tuesday October 14, 2008 10:42 am|
For a minute, forget the difference between voter fraud and registration fraud and the history of ACORN-bashing as voter suppression. Has anyone stopped to consider whether the Republican National Congressional Committee’s allegations against ACORN make any sense?
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Monday October 13, 2008 10:59 am|
John Atlas provides some valuable context for L’Affaire ACORN. We already know how much Republicans hate community organizers. But why are the feds targeting this particular group weeks before the election?