Several municipal clerks across [Michigan] are reporting fraudulent and duplicate voter registration applications, most of them from a nationwide community activist group working to help low- and moderate-income families.(Via Hot Air.) What does a "community organizer" do? Vote fraud, among other things, it seems.
The majority of the problem applications are coming from the group ACORN, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, which has a large voter registration program among its many social service programs. ACORN's Michigan branch, based in Detroit, has enrolled 200,000 voters statewide in recent months, mostly with the use of paid, part-time employees.
"There appears to be a sizeable number of duplicate and fraudulent applications," said Kelly Chesney, spokeswoman for the Michigan Secretary of State's Office. "And it appears to be widespread."
The reason this is such bad news for Team O? Well, Obama is counting on ACORN and similar voter registation/GOTV efforts to win. They frequently make reference to their thousands of "new" registrations in Virginia, etc. They've spent millions of dollars to fund this stuff, and if it turns out that many of these "new" voters are actually double registrations or bogus names? Not good.
And good luck on Election Day, when your GOTV teams try to round up "Mick E. Mouse" and "Don L. Duck" to go to the polls.
(Cross-posted at AmSpecBlog.)