April 30, 2012
Unless voter integrity efforts take root this year, the notion of free and fair elections could become a relic of American history, Catherine Engelbrecht warned listeners during the “True the Vote National Summit in Houston, Texas yesterday. Engelbrecht, who is the president and founder of the organization, cited specific instances throughout the country where the number of voters listed on registration rolls exceeded the actual number of eligible voters. She also said it was far too easy for non-citizens to obtain voter registration forms.
Other speakers included Anita MonCrief, a former ACORN/Project Vote employee, turned conservative activist.
“I was very sheltered until I met the Tea Party people,” she said. “We were all black Catholics, we liked Jesus and JFK.”
MonCrief recalled a meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas, where ACORN activists outlined a “socialist wish list” that included universal health care and environmental justice. It was at this point that MonCrief began to have misgivings about the ACORN network that were further cemented when she became privy to the close connection between the 2008 Obama campaign and the Project Vote affiliate, she explained.