A civil RICO suit has been filed against ACORN in Ohio.
Columbus-based think tank The Buckeye Institute has filed suit in Warren County’s Court of Common Pleas. The suit is brought on behalf of two voters claiming that ACORN’s fraudulent voter registration methods have a diluting effect on their votes and those of others, and that the signature-collection methods are set up in such a way that fits the legal definition of a corrupt organization under the RICO statute. Here is the full complaint.
My guess? This suit represents the first crack in the dam. It won’t be the last complaint of its kind; it will spread to other counties and states, and the legal mud-wrestling will last long after the election.
Incidentally, on the top page of the complaint you might notice that ACORN is named as codefendant with Project Vote, the political arm of ACORN which Barack Obama ran while a practicing attorney. But don’t let anybody ever tell you that Obama has any direct connection to ACORN or its voter registration tactics…Fight the Smears!