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ACORN Falls from Favor

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) has drawn conservatives' ire ever since allegations of voter-registration fraud dogged the group in the 2008 election. So when an activist posing as an aspiring politician taped ACORN workers advising him on how to launder money from a brothel to fund his campaign, the knives came out. The scandal--along with recent charges that Florida staffers had falsified voter forms--has been a blow to the group, which works on behalf of low- and middle-income families. The U.S. Census Bureau dropped ACORN as a partner in the...

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