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Mickey Mouse As Nickname

By on 10.29.08 | 7:55AM

Matthew Vadum's piece on ACORN's tax troubles today is great, but also good is his Labor Watch article in which he provides a succinct Q&A on ACORN's history. One argument circulated is that the voter fraud claim is overblown since it's not like people could show up at the polling station and claim to be Mickey Mouse.

Granted, poll precinct officials aren’t likely to be fooled by “Mickey Mouse,” but what if an impostor shows up at a polling place with a more credible-sounding name? Doesn’t that fall on the wrong side of the law?

Yes, said FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patterson, who recently left no room to doubt her law enforcement agency’s position on ACORN-style registration tactics. She told reporters, “It is against the law to register someone to vote who does not fall within the parameters to vote, or to put someone on there falsely.” And that law is likely, finally, to bare some teeth.

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