As if you needed more reason to be sick of ACORN there's the distinct possibility that they are the reason that (it still hurts to say this) Al Franken is now a member of the US Senate.
How's that you say? Quite simply, it's all about math. Voter fraud math, that is.
After all the recounts and selective re-recounts were done, Franken won the election by an "official" 312 votes. And ACORN claims that they registered almost 50,000 voters in Minnesota last year. And, given the large percentage of ACORN registrations that have been proven fraudulent (too say nothing of further allegations), you easily come up with a "fraud" number bigger than the margin of victory in the race.
...ACORN's foibles may seem largely irrelevant here in Minnesota, where the organization has so far been able to keep its nose relatively clean.
But ACORN does have a special place in its heart for at least one prominent Minnesota politician. Last year, it showered praise on Al Franken, endorsing his run for the U.S. Senate. Franken returned the esteem: "I'm thrilled and honored to receive this endorsement," he gushed in a press release. He added that he was "more motivated than ever to work with ACORN." ...