Census Bureau Drops Acorn

The U.S. Census Bureau on Friday dropped Acorn as a partner for the 2010 Census after two separate hidden-camera videos captured four employees of the community organization giving tax advice on running a brothel to a man posing as an aspiring politician and a woman posing as his girlfriend and a prostitute.

In the videos, posted below, filmmaker, James O’Keefe, posed as an aspiring politician and told the Acorn workers that he planned to use his girlfriend’s prostitution income to fund future campaigns. The video was filmed at the community organization’s Baltimore office. Another video, a day later, in Washington, D.C.

The workers, instructed the couple to set up a company to prove they had enough income for a house that would serve as a brothel and home for teenage prostitutes. The couple purported to be seeking help to obtain a housing loan.

ACORN also has a history of voter fraud. ACORN’s partnership with the 2010 Census is worrisome to lawmakers who say past allegations of fraud should raise concerns about the organization.

“It’s a concern, especially when you look at all the different charges of voter fraud. And it’s not just the lawmakers’ concern. It should be the concern of every citizen in the country,” Rep. Lynn A. Westmoreland, R-Ga., vice ranking member of the subcommittee for the U.S. Census, said. “We want an enumeration. We don’t want to have any false numbers.”

ACORN came under fire in 2007 when Washington State filed felony charges against several paid ACORN employees and supervisors for more than 1,700 fraudulent voter registrations. In March 2008, an ACORN worker in Pennsylvania was sentenced for making 29 phony voter registration forms. The group’s activities were frequently questioned in the 2008 presidential election.

The census is an official count of the country’s population mandated by the U.S. Constitution. It is used to determine distribution of taxpayer money through grants and appropriations and the apportionment of the 435 seats in the House of Representatives.

People, we won another battle to keep our country free. Keep up the pressure. We can stop Obama and his socialist agenda.

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One response to “Census Bureau Drops Acorn

  1. Pingback: Thoughts From Around the Blogosphere: Reactions to the ACORN Prostitution Scandal « The Conservative Journal

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