The ACORN “Scandal” in context
Here is the whole ACORN kerfluffle the Right Wing is trying to use to disguise their own attempts at actual election fraud in the form of voter suppression, vote-flipping, and scare tactics.
In 1980, conservative activist Paul Weyrich uttered the following words that has pretty much set the stage for the Conservative movement of voter suppression:
They want everybody to vote! I dont want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people they never have been from the beginning of our country and they are not now. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections, quite candidly, goes up as the voting populace goes down.