On June 26, BIAW's two year odyssey of working tirelessly to uncover vote fraud in Washington State finally paid off when the King County Prosecutor announced seven employees of the union-backed organization know as ACORN would be prosecuted for vote fraud for submitting thousands of fake and forged voter registrations last year. read more here
BIAW first began calling for an investigation into possible vote fraud by ACORN workers back in November 2006, one month after ACORN workers attempted to dump thousands of last minute voter registration cards in King and Pierce Counties. Given ACORN's history of submitting piles of fraudulent registrations at the eleventh hour in other states BIAW correctly surmised that ACORN's dropping of stacks of voter registration forms in King and Pierce Counties on the last day of the registration deadline was suspect.
King County's announcement that it would prosecute what Secretary of State Sam Reed dubbed the worst case of vote fraud in Washington State history, was followed by an outstanding editorial on vote fraud by Wall Street Journal columist John Fund. The editorial acknowledged the role BIAW played in uncovering the rampant vote fraud in Washington State, as well as validated BIAW's long-standing contention that former U.S. Attorney John McKay should have investigated vote fraud in the 2004 election. Fund noted other U.S. attorneys have successfully prosecuted vote fraud based on much less evidence than has been uncovered in Washington State read WSJ column. The Olympian also issued an editorial praising BIAW's role in uncovering vote fraud. read the Olympian editorial
While initially dismissive of BIAW's allegations of possible vote fraud by ACORN, Pierce County has announced it is now investigating registration cards submitted by ACORN.