FLASHBACK: Herald – Gov. Deval Patrick has tie$ to embattled ACORN

Governor Deval Patrick has ties to ACORN so said the Boston Herald reported in 2008.

Patrick secured a $33,000 grant for the Springfield branch of ACORN’s housing program in April. ACORN Housing New England Regional Director Theresa Naylor said the money was used for “foreclosure prevention.” She also said the agency’s housing arm has “nothing to do with” the voter registration program, which has been the subject of fraud allegations that have dogged Obama because of his ties to the group.

“We’re sister companies, but we’re two different organizations,” Naylor said.

In 1993, Patrick, then a Department of Justice lawyer, and Obama, as a private civil rights lawyer, teamed up to represent ACORN in a successful suit that forced Illinois officials to implement the “motor voter” law, which allows people to register to vote when they get a driver’s license.

ACORN has been accused of doctoring voter lists in key presidential battleground states by submitting bogus names such as Mickey Mouse and Dallas Cowboys players Tony Romo and Terrell Owens.

ACORN Springfield housing? James O’Keefe has been to Massachusetts often in the past year according to sources I know.  Perhaps James went to the Springfield office of ACORN and they gave him advice on how to traffic underage sex workers.  Only time will tell.  

Chicago, ACORN, Barack Obama, and Deval Patrick lead intertwined lives.  Let’s do some digging and find more links between Patrick and ACORN.  The first could be in the Congressional Delegation. Did Patrick Lobby the ACORN 8?

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