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Double standard on allegations of voting fraud?

12/30/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)

A Virginia tea party activist is seeking to have Newt Gingrich's name placed on the state's March Super Tuesday primary ballot.

The Tea Party activist filed the suit yesterday. It contends that Gingrich met the requirement of filing 10,000 signatures and that many of those were improperly excluded by the Republican Party. Gingrich turned in more than 11,000 signatures.

The suit also takes issue with how the Republican Party of Virginia determined that not enough signatures were valid. ...

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Brad Friedman (Bradblog) on conservative journalists' arrests for phone tampering

02/03/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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According to the Washington Post, the conservative activist accused last week in a plot to tamper with telephones in the office of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) admitted to the scheme Friday, conceding that he "could have used a different approach" in trying to determine whether she was avoiding calls from opponents of the health-care reform bill.

Federal prosecutors allege that James O'Keefe helped carry out a plot in which two friends impersonated telephone repairmen to get access to Landr...

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Florida ACORN official on allegations of wrong-doing

09/17/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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The Associated Press reported today:

The community-organizing group ACORN said Wednesday it is ordering an independent investigation after its employees were caught on camera appearing to advise a couple posing as a prostitute and pimp to lie about the woman's profession to get housing help.

The group, which came under fire from conservatives for alleged voter fraud in 2008, said it is refusing new admissions into its service programs.

The group, which advocates for poor people,...

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Obama camp tries to regain offensive in ACORN war listen

10/17/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The Barack Obama campaign today called for the Attorney General to investigate what they allege is illegal conduct and improprieties in the “anti-fraud” campaign orchestrated by the John McCain campaign.

Yesterday, reports surfaced that the FBI was investigating ACORN, the grass-roots group whose voter registration tactics have become an issue in the presidential race. That leak came a day after John McCain accused ACORN of “committing potentially one of the greatest frauds of voter...

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McCain links Obama to ACORN scandal listen

10/10/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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John McCain's campaign today seized on a spate of negative news about the community activist group ACORN, and claimed that Barack Obama’s ties to the group need to be vetted further by the media.

As they have done with former Weather Underground member Bill Ayres, the McCain camp on a conference call today claimed that Obama’s links to the group should cast aspersions on his candidacy.

ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is a national activist group wit...

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Deal will help subprime borrowers listen

02/11/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The grassroots activist group ACORN today announced that it had reached an agreement with Countrywide, the nation’s largest mortgage company, that will provide millions of dollars to help subprime borrowers avoid foreclosure.

Carolyn Patmon is with the Orlando office of ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. Her office picketed the offices of Countrywide before the mortgage company decided to work them.

Florida was second state in the country last year, rank...

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