Durbin, Burris vote to continue ACORN funding

September 16, 2009 8:58:42 AM PDT
The U.S. Senate voted to block the housing and urban development department from giving grants to the community group ACORN.One Republican congressman is calling for a justice department investigation of the group. The group is under fire for several voter registration fraud cases. Just last week, 11 ACORN workers were charged with falsifying hundreds of voter applications in Miami.

Recently a pair of conservative activists released a videotape on which they pose as a prostitute and her pimp. The hidden camera video was posted on biggovernment.com. It shows ACORN employees giving the pair advice on home buying and how to account for the woman's income on tax forms.

ACORN says the tapes were doctored.

Illinois Senators Dick Durbin and Roland Burris voted to continue funding to ACORN. Durbin says ACORN has helped more than 100,000 families acquire homes.

Burris believes it's a mistake to quote "pass judgment based on a few isolated incidents".


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