By JON ERICSON, Oct. 28, 2012
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — A former ACORN worker who turned whistleblower on corruption in that agency served as guest speaker for a event Friday in Cedar Falls, one of four around the state to address voter fraud.
Anita MonCrief is a former employee turned vocal critic of the now-defunct Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, and its affiliate organization Project Vote. ACORN, created in 1970, disbanded in 2010.
MonCrief sees corruption as rampant in this country, not just in voter fraud, but across Washington, D.C.
“These people out here are trying to take our country away from us,” MonCrief said.
She now works with True the Vote, a national organization working against voter fraud. The group has its roots in a Texas “tea party” organization and gained fame this year for fighting to get petitions thrown out for the Gov. Scott Walker recall in Wisconsin.
True the Vote has been recruiting poll watchers in swing states prior to the election this fall.