Playing whac-a-mole with these get-out-the-vote groups

Just as you were heaving a sigh of relief that maybe, just maybe, ACORN was going to be exposed for voter fraud across the US comes news that there are probably hundreds of groups like ACORN busily scurrying around registering who knows who.

Here is news from the Assoicated Press that the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights has launched a concerted campaign to sign up voters in Obama’s neck of the woods.  I wonder if the Obama campaign is helping fund this effort as they reportedly are with ACORN?

CHICAGO — The state’s largest immigrant rights group launched a voter mobilization project on Tuesday that includes a focus on northern Illinois communities with large immigrant populations and tight congressional races.

The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights plans to contact more than 144,000 immigrant voters statewide by mail, through phone calls and door-to-door visits. The goal is to get at least 50,000 to the polls on Nov. 4.

The effort is nonpartisan, but the project’s message is comprehensive immigration reform, said Juan Salgado, the coalition’s board president.

Non-partisan, my foot!    Read on:

The coalition, which has registered about 26,000 immigrant voters this year, plans to concentrate on Illinois’ 10th and 11th Congressional Districts. Both are longtime Republican districts that experts say may be trending Democratic, based on recent presidential elections.

I looked into this group last spring when I did some research on Obama and his taxpayer money trail.  This non-partisan Immigration cheerleading group is largely funded by the taxpayers of Illinois, maddening isn’t it?  But it had also gotten grants from none other than the Woods Fund, Obama’s old outfit. 

Here is what I said in March:

Next I wanted to know what is this Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR). See what they do here. And, while you are reading think about the fact that in 2005 you funded this group to the tune of $5,276,202 as part of an overall income of $6,779,751. YOU are paying 78% of what they do. To be completely accurate, if you live in Illinois you are paying much of this.

Oh, what a tangled web they weave—an investigative reporters dream (if we had any investigative reporters, that is!).

Read more on Obama and ACORN here.   Watch this film on youtube with Obama and ACORN.

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