A public-interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption says it has obtained documents through the Freedom of Information Act that reveal despite evidence of massive voter registration fraud by the controversial group ACORN, the Obama administration shut down a federal investigation looking into the organization.
Judicial Watch (JW) says it obtained the documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation that detail investigations into the alleged corrupt activities of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. JW spokesman Chris Farrell says the documents reference serious allegations of corruption and voter registration fraud by ACORN, including two complaints filed by Republican registrars in Connecticut during the 2008 election season.
“All of these records that have been produced by these two registrars show fraudulent, false, invalid voter registration information that was supplied to the registrars,” he explains.
According to Farrell, ACORN’s objective has little to do with getting a particular candidate elected — and everything to do with undermining the nation’s voter-registration system.
“It’s quite insidious,” says the group spokesman. “It’s really a very, for lack of a better term, evil attempt to destroy the American public’s confidence in the voting system. They don’t care what the [election] outcome is — they want to make sure that the process is broken so there’s no faith and trust in who gets elected.”
But Farrell says despite the evidence, the Obama Justice Department — while acknowledging ACORN had engaged in “questionable hiring and training practices” — closed down the investigation in March 2009, claiming ACORN broke no laws.
Says JW president Tom Fitton: “Given President Obama’s close connections to ACORN, including his campaign’s hiring of the ACORN’s Project Vote organization, it seems rather obvious why Attorney General [Eric] Holder has failed to investigate these and other alleged ACORN criminal activities.”