More ACORN Workers Charged With Voter Fraud

And the hits just keep on comin’.

Five Wisconsin residents have been charged with criminal counts of voter fraud in the November 2008 general election, state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today.

Two of those charged – Maria Miles, 36, of Milwaukee, and Kevin Clancy, 26, of Racine – worked for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), the embattled community organizing group.

“The complaint alleges that Miles and Clancy submitted multiple voter registration applications for the same individuals, and also were part of a scheme in which they and other (special registration deputies) registered each other to vote multiple times in order to meet voter registration quotas imposed by ACORN,” the Van Hollen release says.

Both were charged with one felony count.

……Also charged was a couple – Herbert, 60, and Suzanne Gunka, 54, both of Milwaukee – for allegedly double-voting in November 2008, once absentee and once at the polls.

Michael Henderson, 40, was hit with two felony charges of being a felon who cast a ballot even though he was still on probation. The Milwaukee man was convicted in 2005 in Rock County with two felonies for bail jumping and one disorderly conduct misdemeanor.

He was sentenced to five years’ probation.

Each felony count for voter fraud carries a maximum penalty of 3 1/2 years behind bars and a $10,000 fine. All five individuals are scheduled to appear in court on April 20.

But they’ll still get government funding while they revamp under a different name.

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5 thoughts on “More ACORN Workers Charged With Voter Fraud”

  1. I’m with you on this one. If they aren’t a corrupt organization, protected by a corrupt administration then nothing is. Public information and as you said earlier, “We just need to continue raising hell and keep ACORN under the microscope, no matter where it tries to hide.”

  2. Here are viable avenues for investigation under RICO

    § 1961. Definitions

    (1) “racketeering activity” means

    United States Code: Section 201 (relating to bribery),

    section 1028 (relating to fraud and related activity in connection with identification documents),

    section 1341 (relating to mail fraud),

    [weaker] section 1343 (relating to wire fraud),

    [weaker]section 1425 (relating to the procurement of citizenship or nationalization unlawfully),

    [weaker]section 1426 (relating to the reproduction of naturalization or citizenship papers),

    [weaker]section 1427 (relating to the sale of naturalization or citizenship papers),

    [weaker]section 1510 (relating to obstruction of criminal investigations),

    [weaker]section 1511 (relating to the obstruction of State or local law enforcement),

    [weaker]section 1512 (relating to tampering with a witness, victim, or an informant),

    section 1952 (relating to racketeering)
    [weaker]section 1513 (relating to retaliating against a witness, victim, or an informant),

    section 1546 (relating to fraud and misuse of visas, permits, and other documents)

    section 1952 (relating to racketeering)

    section 1546 (relating to fraud and misuse of visas, permits, and other documents),

    section 1952 (relating to racketeering),

    section 1954 (relating to unlawful welfare fund payments),

    section 1956 (relating to the laundering of monetary instruments),

    section 1957 (relating to engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity),

    section 1960 (relating to illegal money transmitters),

    section 2318 (relating to trafficking in counterfeit labels for phonorecords, computer programs or computer program documentation or packaging and copies of motion pictures or other audiovisual works),

    section 2319 (relating to criminal infringement of a copyright),

    section 2319A (relating to unauthorized fixation of and trafficking in sound recordings and music videos of live musical performances),

    section 2320 (relating to trafficking in goods or services bearing counterfeit marks),

    section 2321 (relating to trafficking in certain motor vehicles or motor vehicle parts),

    (C) any act which is indictable under title 29, United States Code, section 186 (dealing with restrictions on payments and loans to labor organizations)
    – or section 501 (c) (relating to embezzlement from union funds),
    – (D) any offense involving fraud connected with a case under title 11 (except a case under section 157 of this title),
    – fraud in the sale of securities, or the felonious manufacture, importation, receiving, concealment, buying, selling, or otherwise dealing in a controlled substance or listed chemical (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act), punishable under any law of the United States,
    – (E) any act which is indictable under the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act,
    – (F) any act which is indictable under the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 274 (relating to bringing in and harboring certain aliens), section 277 (relating to aiding or assisting certain aliens to enter the United States), or section 278 (relating to importation of alien for immoral purpose) if the act indictable under such section of such Act was committed for the purpose of financial gain, or
    – (G) any act that is indictable under any provision listed in section 2332b (g)(5)(B);

    1. Dan,

      ACORN violated at least 7 of those (major) sections. They’ve engaged in embezzlement, bribery, falsification of voter registration documents, and obstruction of investigations by destroying incriminating documents. (Some were discovered in dumpters, though.)
      Yep, their crimes are definitely covered under the RICO Act. Now comes the fun part: Will Obama’s DOJ go after them? The FBI is the only law enforcement branch to pick up the slack. There have been State and County board of elections who have pressed charges, but not many. Hell, even our own illustrious Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner abetted ACORN by giving a directive not to reject absentee ballots, and not to challenge voters in spite of discrepancies.
      That point is now moot, however, because ACORN has finally been kicked out of Ohio.
      So far, there’s been no concerted effort to investigate the organization as a whole instead of piecemeal individuals and offices.
      The organization needs to be shut down permanently and not allowed to regroup under another name or entity. As long as they continue to receive funding and support from the Obama regime, they’ll continue to break the law; albeit under the radar.

      SFC MAC

    1. Dan,

      It’s quite possible, given that the RICO Act was designed to fight organized crime. Don’t expect this to be prosecuted by Eric Holder, though. He won’t even go after the Black Panthers, who were in direct violation of the law when they tried to intimidate voters outside polling stations. Or for that matter, the SEIU, who shows up at townhall meetings and assaults ObamaCare opponents.
      Remember, Obama was closely tied to ACORN in Chicago, and they helped him get elected. We just need to continue raising hell and keep ACORN under the microscope, no matter where it tries to hide.

      SFC MAC

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