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McCain: Obama not telling ‘whole truth’

October 16, 2008

Andy Barr

John McCain said Thursday that Barack Obama is still not telling the “whole truth” about his association with 1960’s radical William Ayers despite explaining the relationship during Wednesday’s debate.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., ... 
Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks at a rally in Downingtown, Pa., Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Senator Obama didn’t tell the whole truth about his relationship with Mr. Ayers last night,” McCain said in an interview on Fox News. “They served together on boards, together they made a decision to give $230,000 to ACORN, the group that is now being involved in what could be one the great voter frauds in American history.”

The Arizona senator also accused Obama of not fully explaining his association with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

“He certainly didn’t reveal all of his relationships with ACORN, which his campaign paid $832,000 in the primaries to a front group for ACORN,” McCain said. “And you know what it was described as? ‘Lighting and site preparation’ Give me a break.”

“But we know this, that there are allegations of voter fraud by ACORN in every single battleground state. This is a widespread operation. Now we laugh when Mickey Mouse is registered to vote, but we don’t laugh, we don’t laugh, when there are voter rolls filled up with names that there is no authentication whatsoever. This could violate the most fundamental aspect of democracy and that is a free and fair election.

Pressed on his associations with Ayers and ACORN during the debate, the Illinois senator chided McCain for making the affiliations the “centerpiece” of his campaign.

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