Remember ACORN?  That’s the community activist group whose members have been convicted of voter registration fraud in numerous states,  and have been breaking into foreclosed houses.  Now, according to Fox News, they’re slated to help with the 2010 census.

Concerns are being expressed:

“It’s a concern, especially when you look at all the different charges of voter fraud. And it’s not just the lawmakers’ concern. It should be the concern of every citizen in the country,” Rep. Lynn A. Westmoreland, R-Ga., vice ranking member of the subcommittee for the U.S. Census, told FOXNews.com. “We want an enumeration. We don’t want to have any false numbers.”

What will this organization help to determine?  Only the “distribution of taxpayer money through grants and appropriations and the apportionment of the 435 seats in the House of Representatives.”  No incentive for political finagling there, is there?

What does ACORN have to say?

ACORN spokesman Scott Levenson told FOXNews.com that “ACORN as an organization has not been charged with any crime.” He added that fears that the organization will unfairly influence the census are unfounded.

“It will be the Census Bureau that determines the role and scope of its 300 national partners. ACORN is committed to a fair and accurate count,” Levenson said.

Then the Census Bureau shouldn’t touch ACORN with a ten-foot pole.

H/T The Loft

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