Okay – so if you lose your lease on a building, you’d pack up and move, right? Take everything out and leave?
Well, you’d be surprised how often people don’t do that. My parents used to own a house that had three apartments in it, and the crap those folks left in the apartments was astonishing. Furniture, mementos, food, appliances, pets — everything you can imagine.
So apparently when ACORN lost their lease, they left some computers — with some incriminating evidence onboard:
A Republican state legislator released documents Tuesday which he says show the community-organizing group ACORN focused on helping Democrats in three legislative races in the November 2008 election and had developed a game plan to “take power” in Oklahoma within five years.
The documents, which include legislative district maps and various forms, were recovered from computers abandoned by ACORN workers in Oklahoma City, said Rep. Mike Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City. Also found was a script apparently used in Houston to go door-to-door to encourage voters to vote for Barack Obama in November 2008.
Yup– totally “nonpartisan” organization — suuurrrre.
“They say they’re not political, but one of the sub-directories was called political action plans,” Reynolds said. “It was their political plans to take over key targeted races in Oklahoma City to show how powerful they are.”
Mike Reynolds said he was contacted in late summer 2008 by people who had leased office space near SW 25 and Robinson Avenue to ACORN. He was told the group had stopped paying the lease. Reynolds said he bought two computers for which passwords were found in desks.
Good computer security there. Brilliant, geniuses!
Reynolds, who said he had been busy with legislative matters the past several months, said about 1,600 documents are on the computers. Some of them have nothing to do with Oklahoma and deal with other states.
Great — a multi-state conspiracy. RICO, anyone?
He said he has converted nearly 60 into a document format that can be viewed by most computer users; he’s posted them on a Web site, which he said is not yet available to the public. His intent “is to dispel the idea that ACORN wasn’t a political organization,” Reynolds said. “That’s all they were about was politics.”
Reynolds said computer files show who composed them. Jones said several show the files were created on a computer at state Democratic Party headquarters.
Which somehow doesn’t surprise me at all, really.
The released documents also include what appears to be a form letter on Oklahoma City ACORN stationery asking the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to expedite the processing of immigrant citizen applications. State Sen. Andrew Rice’s name is on the bottom of the letter; his signature is not. Rice, D-Oklahoma City, said Tuesday he didn’t write the letter and never worked with anyone from ACORN.
Which also doesn’t surprise me — his signature wouldn’t be on the document if it was stored as an MS Word or Wordperfect document. And in fairness to the the State Senator, it’s possible they typed it up and presented it to him for his signature without his knowledge or consent.
However, I’d sure as heck check with the INS to see if they’ve received any letters from the State Senator reading anything remotely like that letter.
Big Texas Hat Tip: Clyde at the Examiner