Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Documents Link Oklahoma Democrats, ACORN

By Jerry Bohnen/NewsRadio 1000 KTOK ~ Even as ACORN faces more allegations of wrongdoing nationally, claims are leveled against the organization by Oklahoma Republicans that it received possible illegal help from the State Democratic party in targeting GOP legislators for defeat.
The allegations come from state GOP chairman Gary Jones and Republican State Representative Mike Reynolds of Oklahoma City.
A spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Democratic party declined to comment to the claims.
Jones and Reynolds maintain that documents gleaned from an abandoned ACORN computer in south Oklahoma City are the basis for their allegations.
Reynolds, a computer expert, obtained the computer after ACORN abandoned the office and left behind a computer and hundreds of files and papers. The office landlord was going to trash the materials but referred them to Reynolds, as KTOK reported last year prior to the November elections. Now Reynolds has managed to retrieve the files from the computer and they reveal what appears to be a direct and close-working relationship between ACORN and state Democrats.
In one document, ACORN planned to target five different Senate and House seats and wanted to defeat Republican legislators and elect Democrats.
View PDF Document. The districts in question were Senate Districts 33 and 43 and House Districts 85, 87 and 93.
Another document indicated ACORN's plans to take control of city halls in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Still another under ACORN letterhead was a letter sent out under the name of an Oklahoma City Democratic State Senator (Andrew Rice).
"The route to power is two fold," said one ACORN document. "First, build powerful city organizations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa that can control these municipalities."

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