ACORN in Minnesota joins the lineup

The newest rotten ACORN has sprouted in Minnesota.

The county prosecutor in Hennepin County, MN has announced it is considering a criminal investigation into ACORN’s operations in that county.  (Link via Hot Air.)

Suspicion arose when ACORN claimed a malfunctioning scanner forced them to turn in a huge batch of registration cards after the submission deadline.  (The cards were all successfully processed.)

The lateness in itself isn’t cause for considering criminal charges; from what I can see, the prosecutor’s office is hesitating to buy ACORN’s “malfunctioning scanner” excuse.  They suspect the intent was to delay submission until the last minute so as to overwhelm the election office’s screening capacity.

The prosecutor’s office hasn’t gone into great detail, but they have commented that if criminal charges are sought, they will likely be targeting individuals rather than ACORN as an organization.  No telling whether “individuals” means field operatives (the clipboard guys) or ACORN officers or managers.

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