Local ACORN cleans up act after '06 scandal, by Sara Jean Green. Seattle Times. October 29, 2008.
According to the AP, ACORN has said its own quality-control workers were the first to notice the problem registration cards — and flagged them before submitting them to election officials in every state that is now investigating them.
For me, that's the most telling aspect of the entire national story to date. If ACORN as an entity had desired to get fake registrations in place, it would never also have been the same entity that was first to bring problem registration forms to the attention of the authorities.
It is just dishonest to accuse them of intentional fraud as an organization.
The people who committed fraud were not acting in accordance with any ACORN policy whether openly stated or stated behind closed doors. They were committing crimes that ACORN did not want happening.
Now, if this were a Republican organization and the tables were turned, I'd be taking exactly the same position.