Paid for with smokes and cash.
A man at the center of a voter-registration scandal told The Post yesterday he was given cash and cigarettes by aggressive ACORN activists in exchange for registering an astonishing 72 times, in apparent violation of Ohio laws.
"Sometimes, they come up and bribe me with a cigarette, or they'll give me a dollar to sign up," said Freddie Johnson, 19, who filled out 72 separate voter-registration cards over an 18-month period at the behest of the left-leaning Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
"The ACORN people are everywhere, looking to sign people up. I tell them I am already registered. The girl said, 'You are?' I say, 'Yup,' and then they say, 'Can you just sign up again?' " he said.
Johnson, who works at a cellphone kiosk in downtown Cleveland, said he was a sitting duck for the signature hunters, but was always happy to help them out in exchange for a smoke or a little scratch. He'd collected 10 to 20 cigarettes and anywhere from $10 to $15, he said.
Guess who ACORN is trying to get elected. The Obama camp paid an ACORN shadow organization, Citizen Service Inc., $832,598 for various political services, according to Federal Elections Commission filings. Citizens Service and ACORN share the same board of directors.
ACORN is working to steal the election for Democrats. So should we be surprised that Senate Democrats tried to sneak in $100 million dollars for ACORN in the Bailout Package? Here is a copy of Democrat Senator Dodd's proposal to do just that.