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Update on the ACORN document dump

June 10, 2010

All good things must come to an end I guess – It appears it the smoking gun documents may have been to good to be true. The Kansas City Star has raised some valid concerns about the interpretation of the documents –

an examination of the actual notes shows the names of the interview subjects have been redacted. There is no proof that an ACORN employee told the FBI “the purpose of the ‘fraudulent cards'” was to cause confusion….etc., as the release claims.

Indeed, it appears much more likely the notes actually come from a Republican election board worker.

The first batch of notes is attached below. The critical interview begins on page 8 of the PDF. (Be prepared for some pretty sloppy handwriting.)

In the upper right, next to the box that covers up what appears to be the name of the interview subject, the word “Republican” appears to have been written.

The rest of the interview, on pages 9, 10, and 11, includes notes that strongly suggest an election board employee or director, and not an ACORN worker, was making the statements:

Oh well it was fun while it lasted.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. smitty permalink
    June 11, 2010 4:31 am

    IOW, as with so many similar things, the lack of a court case is telling.

  2. jenn1964 permalink*
    June 11, 2010 8:32 am

    Exactly, which is why I was initially skeptical to begin with.

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