ACORN’s Wild Success Quantified

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I’ll have a lot more on this ACORN controversy in bit, but thought I’d point this out now. ACORN claims it has registered 1.3 million new voters this election cycle, mostly low-income people, people of color, and young people. On a conference call hosted by the Obama campaign today, campaign manager David Plouffe said the AP found 9 million newly registered voters across the whole country.

If these numbers are correct, a single organization has registered 15 percent of all new voters this election. That’s a simply stunning number.

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