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ACORN Cesspool: Obama Calls For Independent Prosecutor Amid Fraud, Embezzlement, Death Threats, Vandalism, and hatred

October 18, 2008

The furor over ACORN‘s national voter registration drive exploded with new controversies Friday, including a call by Barack Obama for an independent prosecutor, a Supreme Court ruling over voter access and the disclosure of a death threat against an ACORN worker.

By Greg Gordon, McClatchy Newspapers

What remains unclear is whether the campaigns of Obama and John McCain will reach a truce over voter access to the polls by Election Day or whether their legal and rhetorical battles will persist to the finish line — or beyond.

Republicans allege that the Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now is engaged in rampant voter fraud, but they’ve offered no proof of such a systematic effort. The GOP does have evidence that some of the group’s 13,000 canvassers submitted fraudulent applications, but ACORN says it alerted authorities to most of the phony forms.

Democrats counter that the GOP is trying to whip up fears of voter fraud so it can knock students and low-income minorities off the voter rolls to enhance McCain’s chances of victory.

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court overruled an attempt by Republicans to challenge the validity of 200,000 voter registrations in Ohio , saying that the party lacked the standing to sue.

The Republicans had sued to force Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner , a Democrat, to provide county election officials with lists of registrants whose personal information did not exactly match Social Security or driver’s license data, a step that would leave those voters vulnerable to eligibility challenges.

Tensions began to escalate Thursday with disclosures that the FBI is investigating ACORN and the possibility that it’s engaged in a vote-fraud scheme.

On Friday, Obama’s legal counsel, Robert Bauer , wrote Attorney General Michael Mukasey , charging that the inquiry is politically motivated and that it risks repeating the 2007 scandal over the Bush administration‘s politicization of the Justice Department.

ACORN Board of Directors Meet Amid Internal Lawsuit, $1M Embezzlement Caper, Leadership Struggle

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Pakistan’s Bhutto: Investigator Replaced Amid Death Threat

October 23, 2007

KARACHI (AFP & Katmandu Online) – The police officer heading the investigation team probing the devastating suicide blasts that targeted former Pakistan premier Benazir Bhutto is expected to be replaced, officials said.

The move is being considering after Bhutto said she had no confidence in the current chief, senior police officer Manzoor Mughal, whom she accuses of involvement in the torture of her husband.

A new police officer today took over the probe into the deadly suicide attack on former Pakistan premier Benazir Bhutto’s motorcade here after she alleged that the previous officer was involved in torturing her husband in 1999.

Deputy Inspector General Saud Mirza took over as the head of the special police team investigating the bomb blasts that killed nearly 140 people and injured hundreds others.

The Interior Ministry had yesterday said that DIG (Investigation) Manzoor Mughal, who was earlier heading the probe, would be replaced due to objections raised by Bhutto’s Pakistan People’s Party.

Bhutto had alleged that Mughal was present when her husband Asif Ali Zardari was tortured while in police custody in 1999 and was saved only due to the intervention of the judiciary and top diplomats.

While the Interior Ministry maintained that Mughal had gone on leave, officials in Karachi said the provincial government had no doubts about his professionalism but had decided to replace him so that there would be no accusations of impartiality regarding the investigation.

Sindh Chief Minister Arbab Ghulam Rahim has said the entire police team probing the blasts would be replaced in the interest of impartiality.

Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto prays with Jamiat ... 

Bhutto Has Death Threat

Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto said Tuesday she had received a new death threat but will start campaigning in Pakistani cities in the next couple days, avoiding mass rallies.

Five days after the suicide bombing that killed at least 136 at her homecoming procession in Karachi, Bhutto said her lawyer received a letter from an unidentified “friend of al-Qaida” threatening to slaughter her “like a goat.”

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Bin Laden video to declare war on Musharraf: site

September 20, 2007

DUBAI (Reuters) – An Islamist Web site said on Thursday it would carry a new video from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in which he declares war on Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and the Pakistani army.

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It gave no details and the video was not available immediately on the site that carried the scrolling headline.

It was not clear when the video might appear. Bin Laden last appeared in a video on September 7, saying in his first appearance for almost three years that the United States remained vulnerable despite its power.

The Saudi-born militant also appeared in an audiotape on September 11, praising the 19 hijackers who carried out the attacks on New York and Washington six years ago.

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