Open Thread - NV ACORN Office Raided
I just wanted to get this out there.......it really shocked me.
Nevada state officials on Tuesday morning raided the Las Vegas office of ACORN as part of an investigation into alleged voter fraud by the organization which conducts voter registration drives nationally in its work with low-income communities.
About seven agents from the offices of the Nevada Secretary of State and Attorney General served a search warrant and removed boxes and computers after being admitted by the landlord, said Bob Walsh, spokesman for Secretary of State Ross Miller. No ACORN staff was present during the raid, he said. Walsh would not describe what prompted the search.......
So what are they afraid of..............?
Note too, that Bodgen (U.S.Attorney for the Nevada District) was one of the Gonzales Seven (well, eight or more) that the Bush Administration, through the services of Atty General Alberto Gonzales, fired. Without him at the helm, perhaps that paved the way for the Nevada US Attorney's office to participate in the raid.
In July, the two Nevada state agencies involved in the raid, along with the FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office for Nevada, formed a task force to target voter registration and election fraud and complaints over voter registration practices, potential voter fraud, and enforcement of laws regarding voter intimidation. The federal agents were not part of Tuesday's search, Walsh said.
bolding for emphasis.
Update from the comments, ACORN issues a press release,
the full text of which can be found HERE. However, note the bolded statements for emphasis in the paragraphs from the press release copied below:
"On September 23, ACORN had received a subpoena dated September 19th requesting information on 15 employees, all of whom had been included in the packages we had previously submitted to election officials. ACORN provided our personnel records on these 15 employees on September 29.
"Today's raid by the Secretary of State's Office is a stunt that serves no useful purpose other than to discredit our work registering Nevadans and distracting us from the important work ahead of getting every eligible voter to the polls."