However, as diligent members of the conservative community, it is crucial that one keeps an eye out for lower levels of corruption stained by the fingerprints of ACORN. Will your local newspapers be able and willing to connect the dots?
One such scenario involves a massive voter fraud case in upstate New York. The allegations, which were brought to light by the Albany Times Union, involve absentee ballots forged by people associated with the city's Democratic Party for those registered to vote on the Working Families Party (WFP) line in Troy, NY. The ballots not only involve clearly forged signatures, but also, falsifying excuses for not being present on Election Day, and registering individuals who no longer live in the area.
Some interesting items not being covered in the investigative report are the links between the WFP and ACORN, and even certain names mentioned in the article which clearly show ties with the organization.
The WFP has been shown to be nothing more than a front for ACORN and its radical policies. Why?
None of these ties were explored in the Times Union article. In fact, when asked about how much investigation was put into this potential link, the only response received thus far has been: "Nothing on Acorn in this as of yet that I'm aware".
Yet a simple review of the above material demonstrates that these fraudulent ballot allegations may have been orchestrated by a higher entity - namely, ACORN. Seemingly just as strange, is that a quick look into the history of one of the key components in the story, Karen Scharff, shows a direct link to the organization itself.
Scharff, according to the article, is co-chair of the Capital District WFP. A little further digging reveals so much more...
Further research shows that the aforementioned names are constantly intertwined amongst various resources.
It is important to recognize that ACORN's corrupt little arms have branched out everywhere. Examples of such aren't always as blatant as what we have seen recently in the media. They control many other aspects, all the way down to the local level. And it is just as important to hold the local media accountable for connecting the dots of corruption, rather than simply, as can be paraphrased from the Times Union response, ‘nothing that we're aware of yet'.
Make yourself aware - the media, as you know, simply won't do the work for you.
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