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ACORN and Obama, this time with evidence

Came across this link from Doug Ross @ Journal…

ACORN Staffer testifies

HARRISBURG — A former staffer for an affiliate of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now testified today that the organization was provided a “donor list” from the presidential campaign of Barack Obama in late 2007 for fundraising efforts.

Anita Moncrief, a former Washington, D.C. staffer for Project Vote, which she described as a sister organization of ACORN, said her supervisor told her the list of campaign contributors came from the Obama campaign. Moncrief said she has a copy of a “development plan” that outlines how Obama contributors who had “maxed out” under federal contribution limits would be targeted to give to Project Vote, and that it was her job to identify such contributors.

Note the lack of denial by the Obama campaign:

“Our campaign has not coordinated with ACORN whatsoever on any voter registration activities,” said Obama spokesman Sean Smith.

If you see, they don’t deny exchanging contributions and coordinating efforts in general, but specifically speak to voter registration activities.Now, ACORN and Obama’s campaign try to state that this lie has been concocted by Anita Moncrief, who is a 29-yr old who worked at ACORN. This is highly implausible, given other reporting that has corroborated the links between Project Vote and ACORN.

Finally, Moncrief addresses the issue of her motive:

Moncrief said she does not have a vendetta against ACORN.

“I do not think it is a bad organization,” she said. Moncrief said she came forward and contacted Heidelbaugh because she believes low-income vote canvassers were not trained and then were “thrown under the bus”– facing criminal prosecution — for frauduent registrations. She said there were quotas of voter registration forms for workers and that some were fired for not meeting them.

“The (voter) cards are tied to money. The more cards you get the more money you get,” Moncrief said.