From News Real Blog, October 9, 2009:
“Vote Fraud Criminal Darnell Nash Should Be ACORN’s Poster Boy”
“Although Glenn Beck has followed the ACORN saga closely for the most part, for reasons unknown he failed to discuss an important breaking story Thursday that concerns ACORN.
He missed a golden opportunity.
That’s because Darnell Nash (his mug shot appears above) was recently convicted of vote fraud in addition to the lesser crime of voter-registration fraud.”
“ACORN’s Project Vote affiliate has tried to get rid of the problem of vote fraud by defining it out of existence. Lorraine C. Minnite, a political science professor at Columbia University’s Barnard College, argues in an ACORN/Project Vote report called “The Politics of Voter Fraud” that “[t]he claim that voter fraud threatens the integrity of American elections is itself a fraud.” Minnite is also a senior fellow at the liberal think tank Demos, which is funded by wealthy liberal troublemaker George Soros through his Open Society Institute.
While ACORN has not yet been charged in Ohio, the fact that an individual voter registered by ACORN has been given a six-month prison term for casting a fraudulent ballot seems to be yet another historic first for the embattled radical advocacy group.”
Reported by the New York Post on October 14, 2008:
“BOGUS VOTER BOOTED AMID PROBE OF ACORN
4,000 OF LEFT-WING GROUP’S SIGN-UPS ARE SHADY”
“Investigators probing ACORN have learned that an Ohio man registered to vote several times and cast a bogus ballot with a fake address, officials said yesterday, as they revealed that nearly 4,000 registration applications supplied by the left-leaning activist group were suspect.
The vote of Darnell Nash, one of four people subpoenaed in a Cuyahoga County probe of ACORN’s voter-registration activities, was canceled and his case was turned over to local prosecutors and law enforcement, Board of Elections officials said yesterday.
Nash had registered to vote repeatedly from an address that belonged to a legitimately registered voter, officials said during a hearing at which the subpoenaed voters were to testify.
Board officials had contacted Nash this summer, questioned his address and told him to stop repeat registering.
But still, he breezed into Ohio election offices – the state allows early voting for president – reregistered with a fake address and cast a paper ballot, officials said.
“He came in on 9/30 and Mr. Nash again registered to vote at [someone else's] address, and he cast a ballot,” said board official Jane Platten.”
“At the same time, officials said, some 5 percent, or 3,650, of the 73,000 total registration cards turned in by ACORN in the Cleveland area from its Project Vote initiative to sign up low-income voters were “questionable,” Platten said.
There were “egregious acts of registering multiple times,” said Platten. “The extent of it is beyond the resources of this board.””
“ACORN, whose political arm has endorsed Democratic nominee Barack Obama, has signed up more than 1.3 million voters for this cycle.”
Has Glenn Beck reported on the conviction of Darnell Nash? If not, let him know.