Local news blogging: Okla. ACCORN planned state takeover

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Documents recovered from an abandon ACORN office in Oklahoma City reveal the organization’s plans to take over that state’s legislature.

According to Oklahoma Watchdog, which obtained some of the documents, ACORN had a five-year plan to obtain “power” in the state.

The documents lay it out plainly:

“Therefore, the route to power is twofold: First, build powerful city organizations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa that can control these municipalities. Second, become an influential organization by shaping a handful of strategic legislative districts that, by themselves, can change who controls the state legislature.”    

A limited number of Oklahoma bloggers attack the issue:

The Red Dirt Report archive traces the start of this story to more than a year ago when ACORN decided to leave Oklahoma City and not pay its rent.

The McCarville Report Online:

Senator Andrew Rice, leader of Senate Democrats, defends allegations that he was involved with Oklahoma ACORN.

ACORN targeted five different Senate and House seats, Senate Districts 33 and 43 and House Districts 85, 87 and 93, and wanted all Dems.

ACORN responds: “We consider our computers to be stolen property, the contents thereof stolen work product,” (Brian) Kettering, deputy director of national operations for ACORN, said in an e-mail response Wednesday to The Oklahoman.

Quote of the Day:

From a blog outside Oklahoma:
“Taking over an entire state is not only mega-criminally ambitious, but is so deliciously whacked-out-huge, it sounds more like an over-the-top plot for a Die Hard or Dirty Harry crime drama than real life. (Feeling lucky today, ACORN punk?)

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