SEPT 25 2009

1. Karl Rove And The Republican War Against ACORN

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1. Karl Rove And The Republican War
Against ACORN
By Jason Leopold for The Public Record


....Two of the nine U.S. Attorneys who were fired in 2006 were
targeted because they refused to bring criminal charges against
individuals affiliated with ACORN. The firing of another U.S. Attorney
was due, in large part, to his refusal to convene a grand jury and
secure a voter-fraud indictment against individuals, some of who were
affiliated with ACORN.

In a May 2, 2005, Rove deputy Scott Jennings sent to another Rove
protégé Tim Griffin an e-mail, which said that in the fall of 2004,
Bernalillo County’s Republican Sheriff Darren White and Pat Rogers
and Mickey Barnett, Republican Party operatives in New Mexico,
turned over hundreds of “suspected fraudulent voter registration
forms” handled by ACORN workers. The e-mail was also forwarded to
Leslie Fahrenkopf, Bush’s associate counsel.

In 2004, New Mexico was considered a swing state in the Bush-Kerry
race and Bernalillo County had been targeted by ACORN for a major
grassroots effort to register voters, which resulted in about 65,000
newly registered voters, many of who were low-income and minorities
who tend to vote for Democrats.

Sheriff White challenged the integrity of some of the names on the
voter registration rolls, according to then-New Mexico U.S. Attorney
David Iglesias in his book, In Justice: Inside  the Scandal that Rocked
the Bush Administration. White held a press conference along with
other Republican officials in the county to call attention to the matter.

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Fired US Attorney David Iglesias
claimed that Rove encouraged
him to prosecute ACORN.