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Report Finds No Recent Funding Violations By ACORN
Nick Pinto –
ACORN has been investigated 46 times by federal, state, and local agencies as of October 2009, and 11 of those probes are still pending, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service released today. But the report finds no cases in which ACORN violated the terms of federal funding in the last five years.
The report, requested by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), also found no instances of voters who were allegedly registered improperly by ACORN attempting to vote at the polls.
The Treasury Department, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the California Justice Department are among the agencies that still have open investigations of ACORN.
And a legal analysis by CRS researchers found that legislation barring funding to ACORN (already halted by a judge) may be unconstitutional.