Friday, October 17, 2008
BREAKING NEWS::::OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN REQUESTS A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR TO INVESTIGATE THE ACORN SITUATION AS RELATED TO REPUBLICAN SMEARING...
Obama is standing up for Voters and New Voters in an a preemptive maneuver, as thousands of New Voters that were being prelabeled in the process as they registered,as being smeared by the Repugs.....the Repugs are already reported in other articles earlier in the week are trying to paint New Voters that are registering as somehow being part of a plot to participate in Voter Fraud via Acorn ( please read the Guardian Articles I posted earlier in the week).Acorn is doing a service by working to register elderly and minorities, this is a matter of Voter Registration NOT Voter Fraud. But the Repugs are already trying to harm the Voting Process, as well as intimidate Voters ( especially ones that pre-registered with ACORN.....imagine the fear that they are feeling , as though they did something wrong ? ).
Bob Bauer,Lawyer of Obama Campaign on CountDown tonight , explains more and more at the LEGAL TIMES here.
This is a snippet from the LEGAL TIMES article:::
"Obama's General Counsel Asks Special Prosecutor to Investigate McCain Campaign's Claims of Voter Fraud
Robert Bauer, general counsel for Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign, sent a letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey requesting that special prosecutor Nora Dannehy add recent allegations of partisan misconduct within the Justice Department to her investigation of criminal offenses stemming from the 2006 U.S. Attorney firings.
In his letter, Bauer, a partner in Perkins Coie's Washington office, alleges that Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign and the Republican Party made false claims of voting fraud as part of a Republican effort to influence the presidential election. The letter accuses Republican officeholders of calling on the Justice Department to investigate allegations of fraud, and Justice Department officials of spurring what he called "baseless" investigations.
“History is repeating itself. As Election Day approaches — just as in 2004 and 2006 — Republican Party officials and operatives nationwide, including the candidates themselves, are fomenting specious vote fraud allegations, and there are disturbing indications of official involvement or collusion,” Bauer writes."
( Please remember that Acorn is a reputable organization, that provides a service, and has been organizing and working in Communities for over 30 years..and hopefully this effort will protect their valuable efforts and also reassure Voters that their Votes will not be smeared or disenfranchised, and WILL BE COUNTED....HERE in Ohio that is Critical...And there are 6 others states also involved).
Please read here to learn more about Obama's work with ACORN....
Please read more of his work with ACORN and Disenfranchised, as well as with Whistleblowers. :::
"Obama was part of a team of attorneys who represented the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) in a lawsuit against the state of Illinois in 1995 for failing to implement a federal law designed to make it easier for the poor and others to register as voters.A federal court ordered the state to implement the law.
Obama also wrote a major portion of an appeals brief on behalf of a whistleblower who exposed waste and corruption in a research project involving Cook County Hospital and the Hektoen Institute for Medical Research and alleged that she was fired in retaliation.The case was settled out of court. The county agreed to pay the federal government $5 million, part of which went to the whistleblower, Dr. Janet Chandler. Hektoen agreed to pay $500,000 to the government plus $170,000 to Chandler for wrongful termination.
And Obama was part of a team of lawyers representing black voters and aldermen that forced Chicago to redraw ward boundaries that the City Council drew up after the 1990 census. They said the boundaries were discriminatory."
IF YOU LIVE IN ONE OF THE EFFECTED STATES I AM ENCOURAGING YOU TO SIGN UP TO BE A POLL OBSERVER, IF YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE PLEASE EMAIL ME.....And yes, I am working on Election Day as an Observer.....
Mr.Bauer explaining it all to Keith on Countdown::::