Liberal Organization Could Send Misleading Information to Local Voters, Children, Deceased, Pets, Likely Targets
REGIONAL – Brian Corley, Pasco County Supervisor of Elections, warns voters of a potentially misleading mailing from the Center of Voter Information (CVI), a liberal special interest group, claiming to be an unbiased, non-profit, voter information organization.
Corley says CVI has in the past used outdated and often incorrect data to mail pre-filed Florida Voter Registration Applications to voters who are already registered, deceased family members, under-age children, and even family pets.
The Washington, D.C. based group is also affiliated with the Voter Participation Center (VPC), and both organizations have targeted Pasco County voters in the past. The mailings notoriously prompt phone calls from confused voters, said Corley, who mistakenly believe the mailing is coming from the Supervisor of Elections Office. Corley said, “Make no mistake, these organizations are in no way associated with the State of Florida, the Florida Division of Elections or my office.” Corley expects over 4,800 Pasco voters to receive registration cards from CVI.
CVI’s business address is listed the same as Women’s Voices Women’s Vote Action Fund (WVWV), a lobbying group that advocates progressive values, women and minority rights, and encourages the millennial vote.
The organization has paid thousands to the D.C. based fundraising organization, Bonner Group, Inc., a Democratic political Firm that has backed Presidential, House and Senate, Gubernatorial, ballot initiatives, and capital campaigns.
The group – the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now – ACORN came under fire in 2008, after thousands of fraudulent voter registration cards were submitted by ACORN in several states. Many of those listed on the registration cards were deceased, pets, or duplicate registrations.
Then-Presidential Candidate Barack Obama contributed $800,000 to a subsidiary of ACORN, prior to the 2008 election.
Hernando County Officials did not make an official statement, so we asked Supervisor of Elections, Shirley Anderson if Hernando County Voters would be affected. Anderson said, “1643 voters in Hernando will be receiving this mailing.”
Concerned voters can reach CVI at 202-766-6575 or Pasco County Supervisor of Elections at 800-851-6575.
Hernando County Residents can call 352-754-4125.
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