Forty years of uninterrupted lawbreaking by ACORN, Barack Obama’s former employer, are ignored in a controversial new report by the supposedly nonpartisan Government Accountability Office, according to an expert on the controversial group.
“This so-called study reads like it was created by teenaged interns who spent a few hours looking things up on Google,” author Matthew Vadum told WND.
“What a joke,” he said.
“It’s a shameless whitewash perpetrated at the highest levels,” said Vadum, an award-winning investigative journalist whose stunning new book, “Subversion Inc.,” tells the real story about the criminal activist group with longstanding ties to President Obama and the Democratic National Committee.
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Vadum, senior editor at Capital Research Center, a think tank that studies left-wing advocacy groups and their funders, has compiled the information from nearly three years of research and hundreds of interviews.
He also discussed the report on “Follow the Money” on the Fox Business channel:
The 74-page GAO report, “ACORN: Federal Funding and Monitoring,” gets very little right, he explained.
The study is awash in falsehoods and half-truths about the nation’s largest radical group, Vadum said.
For example, the report identifies only eight voter-fraud convictions of ACORN employees and only $48 million in federal funding that has gone to ACORN and its affiliates.
“ACORN was convicted of felony voter fraud in Nevada in April and more than 50 ACORN-associated individuals have been convicted of voter fraud. These damning facts are conspicuously absent from the GAO report,” said Vadum.
“Someone who hadn’t been following the ACORN crime saga might read the report and erroneously believe ACORN wasn’t so bad after all.”
“Subversion Inc.” also reveals that the corrupt ACORN network has taken in far more than the $48 million in federal grants identified in the GAO document.
Vadum’s book reports that the ACORN network has in fact received an astounding $79 million in federal taxpayer funding.
“Subversion Inc.” warns that ACORN has faked its own death by filing for bankruptcy last November.
In reality, the group continues to operate.
According to Vadum’s book, ACORN has incorporated its state chapters under new names, including New England United for Justice, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment and Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, with largely the same people working in the same ACORN offices
ACORN voter mobilization subsidiary Project Vote is conducting business as usual out of ACORN’s Washington, D.C. office near Capitol Hill. Project Vote ran a nationwide get-out-the-vote drive headed by senior ACORN executive Amy Busefink, now a felon convicted of voter fraud, in the 2010 election.
ACORN Housing is conducting business as usual after changing its name to Affordable Housing Centers of America.
ACORN International (a.k.a. Community Organizations International) is now operating in Canada, Mexico, Peru, Kenya, Dominican Republic and India under the leadership of ACORN’s notoriously corrupt founder Wade Rathke.
Vadum’s book states that ACORN, founded in 1970, is a nonprofit version of Enron, the infamous failed energy company that imploded under the pressure of hopelessly confusing, misleading, and illegal accounting practices. The ACORN network has developed a tangled, deliberately complex mess of interlocking directorates and who-knows-how-many affiliated tax-exempt groups that routinely swap seven-figure checks that has long cried out for a probe under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
“Only federal racketeering charges will put these ACORN vote fraudsters and blackmailers out of business,” Vadum told WND. “They’ll never stop unless federal authorities finally start doing their job and investigating them.”
“Grand juries need to be convened and prison cells readied,” he added.
Because of the potentially criminal activity documented in this explosive book, copies of “Subversion Inc.,” by Matthew Vadum have been sent by the publisher, WND Books, to all 535 members of the House and Senate in hopes of prompting further investigation of ACORN and its tentacles.