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ACORN's Aim: Chaos at the Polls

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RUSH: The New York Post today: "Seven-year-old Gets an ACORN Vote." Her name is O'jahnae Smith. "O'jahnae Smith is ready and registered to vote this November. There's only one problem: She's 7 years old. The Connecticut girl is 11 years too young -- and nobody in her family knows how she ended up on a voter registration form submitted by ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now," that Obama worked with, there are pictures of him, he's denying it, he's lying about it, he's worked with them, he helped organize them, they helped teach him what they do, he got them funding, the Senate bill authored by Richard Durbin. Now, one of the things you have to understand about ACORN, we've all heard in the last week that they're out there registering the Dallas Cowboys offensive line, or the entire Dallas Cowboys roster. They're registering Mickey Mouse.

There are two reasons that they are doing this, and both of them do not necessarily have to do with the fact that these people, whoever they are, are going to show up and vote. The first objective of having so many fraudulent, questionable registrations at each polling precinct is to create chaos among the poll workers, and look, you know when you go to vote these poll workers are volunteers. It's not hard to overwhelm them. Ask them a question about your voting machine and it might take awhile to get the answer. I mean they're great people, they're citizens, they're volunteers, you overwhelm them with a bunch of garbage registrations, and it creates chaos, and when the chaos is created, the phone call goes out to a lawyer for Obama-Biden who then comes in and charges voter irregularities are taking place, and they ask for the polls to stay open a little longer or all kinds of things. This is exactly what happened in St. Louis in 2000 and 2004.

The other reason they have all kinds of fraudulent registrations, not necessarily for people to use and vote when the polls close and everything is over and done with, you've got all these unused registrations, people that didn't show up to vote, all you have to do is have one ACORN worker as a poll worker, and if you need the votes, if you need some votes from that particular precinct, you've got a whole stack of unused voter registration cards after the polling place is closed. What do you think happened in Lake County, Indiana, which is Gary, Indiana, during the primaries between Hillary and Obama? The idiot mayor up there of Gary started bragging on TV, (paraphrasing) "Well, we're dealing with this as fast as we can." He went out and wanted some face time, he essentially said, "We're trying to see what we need here." There's so many reasons for doing all of this. I don't care how you slice it, it is cheating through and through. ACORN bought and paid for by your taxpayer dollars for the last 30 years.

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RUSH: Pittsburgh, this is Carol. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Yes, Mr. Limbaugh, I'm a first-time caller, and it's an honor to speak to you.

RUSH: Thank you very much.

CALLER: I wanted to let you know that in the last couple of elections I volunteered in Lawyers for Bush and one of the essential points that is being missed by the media, although you actually brought it up right before the break is that ACORN, by increasing the raw numbers, is increasing the number of available votes. And just as you indicated, that it doesn't matter whether or not these newly registered voters actually show up, at the end of the night, when the polls are closing, they just vote those people as Democrats.

RUSH: Now, tell me how this happens? Because we all believe here that people working the polls have no affiliation, that they're all nonpartisan, they may vote themselves, but I mean they're volunteers, we don't envision that kind of cheating going on. We're aware that it might happen here in there, but you're making it sound like it's pretty universal where ACORN is involved. How does it happen?

CALLER: Well, I don't think that it's actually necessarily ACORN that does this. What it does is that by ACORN allowing there to be a greater number of raw voters, the people who actually run the polls can then vote the people at the end of the night. So what happens is that --

RUSH: So the Democrats need to have Democrat poll workers in there as a majority of poll workers working in order to pull this off.

CALLER: That is actually a reality in the city of Pittsburgh, and for a sizeable amount of Pennsylvania, I believe, and so what happens is that in the inner cities, you do have a high number and predominantly Democrat poll workers. And they're actually -- I think they have -- they're elected, you know, in their own area, but then poll workers who volunteer for the various campaigns then are permitted to go in and oversee what is happening at the polls. But at the end of the night, what happens is that the -- for instance, the Lawyers for Bush or the Lawyers for McCain simply don't have enough people who are there and available to actually oversee the close.

RUSH: Well, at the same time you're going to have, for example, in this instance you would have Obama-Biden lawyers already there because they'd be called in with all the chaos.

CALLER: Well, that's true. And what I can tell you is that the poll workers actually take people into the voting booth, and they show them what to pull. I saw it with my own eyes. I can tell you, our job as Lawyers for Bush was to oversee the poll volunteers who were working for the Bush campaign. And they were just checking to see who's showing up and, you know, to find out whether the Republican voters were coming in and whether the election laws were being followed. So you'd make sure, for instance, that the absentee voter list was posted on the walls and the Democrats actually elected officials who were there. And there might be one Republican there, but it was predominantly Democrat. They did not want you there. They did not want you looking at the wall to make sure the absentee voter list there was. And it must be posted so that if that voter actually shows up to vote, that then they're not permitted to vote. And that was not what was happening. In fact, what happened was that the lawyer for Kerry would come in and actually they were threatening to call the police. We were not doing anything to interfere with any actual voting, but we were asking the elected poll workers whether or not appropriate procedures were being followed.

RUSH: Do you have any idea whether all this cheating is helping Democrats win, say, in Pennsylvania? If this weren't going on in Pennsylvania, do you think Bush or maybe McCain this year would actually carry Pennsylvania?

CALLER: Absolutely.

RUSH: Really?

CALLER: Because Pennsylvania is predominantly a conservative place, especially on social issues.

RUSH: Certainly western Pennsylvania tend to be a little bit more conservative than eastern Pennsylvania, you got Philadelphia, the suburbs, the inner city there. Your story, and believe me, I've gotten e-mails from people who are telling similar stories here, as Carol has related, it makes me think that without this going on, there would be landslide defeats of Democrats all across this country in various states.

CALLER: I believe that to be true. And what I can tell you is that the MoveOn.org people were outside and inside the polling areas and they were very aggressive, and in fact attempting to intimidate voters and the people who were volunteering for Bush. It was a very intimidating time to be a woman there --

RUSH: I can imagine.

CALLER: -- trying to help the poll workers. And a lot of the volunteers for Bush surprisingly were young men and women who had never done this before.

RUSH: Carol, I gotta run here because of the constraints of time, but I appreciate your call. Thanks much for the story.

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RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, sticking here with the subject of ACORN and voter fraud, we need to expand it. The subject is not just voter fraud. Have you ever wondered -- I know I have, and I have voiced this question, and my curiosity over this for 20 years behind the Golden EIB Microphone, and years prior to that. Very shortly, very simply, from the time of my birth, 57 years ago, to today, this country has grown and expanded, prosperity has opened its doors for more and more people around the world, not just people born in this country. We know the stories of Asians emigrating and running rings around people born in this country academically in California. We know all about the immigration, legal and illegal, to get into the country. We know that the standard of living has risen. We know that technological advancement is going along at light speed. And yet during this period of time, whether it be the last 57 years or be it the last 20 years, it seems that a majority of the black population has remained angry, frustrated, and behind. They've been left behind. They are acting like they've been left behind, and of course we've heard that this is because of racism, natural systemic institutional racism in America, that we are unfair, that this country is just horrible and rotten.

You ever ask yourself how it is that people not even born here can come here and in a few short years begin prospering in school, their own business or what have you, yet people who are born in this country somehow have been raised to hate it, to think they're still back in the days of slavery. I actually think, after studying all this ACORN stuff and reading what Stanley Kurtz has written about this, I actually believe that what has taken place here in addition to liberal Democrat legislation, such as the Great Society and the war on poverty, which a lot of people will now acknowledge really busted up the black family by the government taking the place of the husband and father, free to roam around and bear no responsibility. The mother remained the mother, she got the financial assistance from this legislation, from the federal government. The federal government became the father. The father didn't have to hang around in order for the kids to be okay, depending on how you define okay. But as you study more and more of this ACORN stuff, you find that it has been part of an entire movement that has been going on for two, maybe three decades, right under our noses.

We thought that it was just liberal welfare policies and all that that kept blacks from progressing while other minorities grew and prospered, but, no, it is these wackos from Bill Ayers to Jeremiah Wright to other anti-American Afrocentric black liberation theologists with ACORN, and Barack Obama is smack dab in the middle of it, they have been training young black kids to hate, hate, hate this country, and they trained their parents before that to hate, hate, hate this country. It was a movement. It was a Bill Ayers, anti-capitalist, anti-American educational movement. ACORN is how it was implemented, right under our noses. They're doing far more, folks, than just cheating when it comes to elections and registration. They are in deep in this mortgage crisis. ACORN and Obama and Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, the Democrat Party, have their fingerprints all over the subprime mortgage crisis. The whole concept of affordable housing was people that can't afford a mortgage are going to get one, because America is unfair.

It has been a movement, it has been a religion, and Obama and Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers were all up to their big ears in it. This is no different than any other radical religion. The difference is that ACORN and Ayers and these other people co-opting radicalism in the Democrat Party got US taxpayers to pay for all this. ACORN is taxpayer funded, plus they do their own fundraisers. You throw MoveOn.org and George Soros into all this, and we're up against an incredible, incredible machine that Barack Obama is at the center of.

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RUSH: More audio sound bites. We're back here to sound bite number eight, Mike. Yesterday, to give you some more ACORN stuff and just give you a flavor for this. At the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections hearing on ACORN, Domino's pizza worker Christopher Barclay testified and said this.

BARCLAY: They asked me would I sign these papers and I said, "No, I'm already registered." Then they just asked me again, like, "I need a job. I'm just trying to hold onto a job. So would you sign this for me? I need 25 of them," or, "I need a certain amount of them to do it." So me being a kindhearted person, I say, "Yeah."

RUSH: So he registered himself a bunch of times in order to make sure the poor little ACORN person didn't get fired. The little ACORN person had a quota. (interruption) Well, I think there was. I don't know. It's impossible to know, Snerdley. Snerdley wants to know, "Is this the guy signed himself up 70 times or 25 times?" How about the guy that signed himself up, you know, 150 times? They're probably going to find that, too. But anyway, this is the technique that they would use. They'd send these people out, "I'm going to lose my job! I just need you to sign!" "Okay, I'm a nice guy. I'll do it." Here's Ohio voter Freddie Johnson. He had this exchange with an election official in Cuyahoga County Board of Elections hearing yesterday.

JOHNSON: They'd tell me that it's cool to sign again because they need the signature 'cause they get paid off of signatures so they just needed the signature and they told me I wasn't going to get in trouble.

QUESTIONER: Did they offer you anything, Mr. Johnson, in regards to signing?

JOHNSON: Some of the employees is, you know, they really needed the signatures so they'd be like, "I give you a cigarette," or, "I give you a dollar for this signature," you know?

QUESTIONER: And did they give you a cigarette or a dollar?

JOHNSON: Yes. Yeah.

RUSH: Yeah. So ACORN -- big leftists now, worried to death about people smoking -- are passing out cigarettes, passing out dollars, and paying people to register. This is tip of the iceberg what they're doing with elections and what they're doing with all this fraudulent registration, which we had mentioned and had details of the previous hour. Let me grab another call. Gina in Houston. Thank you for waiting. You're next on the EIB Network. Hi.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thank you for taking my call. It's a pleasure and an honor to follow Governor Palin.

RUSH: Thank you. You are the first caller to follow her, absolutely right.

CALLER: Well, thank you. Just to let you know, there's an article in the Houston Chronicle this morning that approximately 30% of nearly 20,000 voters registered by ACORN here in Houston were questionable. A call went out to alternate judges to the Republican voter base here in Houston for a hundred polling places to have alternate judges; and if they could not find Republicans, they had ACORN volunteers waiting in the wings to take their spots. The Republican voters have stepped up to the plate and are going to fill those positions. But my question to you is: "Where's the investigation by the Justice Department and those that govern our country, not necessarily Congress, who root out ACORN and their attempt to pervert the election process?"

RUSH: There's a state investigation in Ohio, a state RICO investigation. No, it's a lawsuit that's been filed, a RICO lawsuit by a public interest group. There needs to be a RICO Justice Department investigation, led by Patrick Fitzgerald in Chicago. That's where this needs to happen. But folks, even if it does, there won't be anything announced before the election, as you well know.

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