Lawmaker Calls for ACORN to be De-Funded

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) is demanding that all federal funding be cut off for ACORN, the vote fraud conglomerate. Excerpts from a CNSNews.com report:

“The latest allegations of voter registration fraud by ACORN are further evidence that this group cannot be trusted with another dollar of the taxpayers’ money,” Boehner said in a news release.
 
Boehner is one of many people who believe the group has broken the law to promote its left-wing agenda. He says it happened, even as ACORN received “millions” of taxpayer dollars through various federal programs and third-party groups.
 
“House Republicans took at stand recently to cut off funding to an ACORN slush fund created by their [Democratic] allies…but now more must be done,” Boehner said.  
 
The congressman’s Web site notes that in the recently passed financial bailout package, Republicans “stripped out special-interest earmarks for trial lawyers, labor bosses and thinly-veiled political organizations like ACORN that were included in the original deal struck between congressional Democrats and the Treasury Department.” 
 
“The ACORN slush fund must be disbanded,” Boehner said. “Sources of federal funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development or any other agency must be stopped. Contracting for services between candidates for federal office and ACORN, as Senator Obama has done, must end. Now that the taxpayers own Fannie Mae, any funding from Fannie Mae’s nonprofit foundation to ACORN must stop.” […]

The FBI plans to investigate the group. “It’s a matter we take very seriously,” FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton told the Associated Press. “It is against the law to register someone to vote who does not fall within the parameters to vote, or to put someone on there falsely.” […]

Complaints of voter registration fraud have cropped up in Missouri, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Nevada and battleground states like Michigan, Ohio and North Carolina. […]

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