The defunct community organizing group Acorn was fined the maximum $5,000 in a voter registration scheme. Judge Donald Mosley of Clark County District Court handed down the fine on Wednesday. Prosecutors say Acorn authorized a Las Vegas operative to run a voter-registration program in the 2008 election cycle that paid cash for signing up voters and forced workers to meet quotas.
Thank goodness, as so many Democrats keep saying, that vote fraud isn’t a problem in this country. Otherwise incidents like this could be a problem.The scandal here isn’t that Acorn, a terminally sleazy group of union funded poverty pimps billing themselves as ‘community organizers’, broke election laws. That was Acorn’s standard operating procedure. The scandal is that an assault on the foundations of American democracy is only punishable by a $5,000 fine.People who attack the integrity of the voting process belong in jail. A thief takes your money; someone who tampers with the electoral process endangers every freedom and every piece of property you possess.A self-respecting democracy would jail people who deliberately committed frauds that improperly put voters on or took voters off the electoral rolls. Ours doesn’t, and that says a lot.