First, using this tactic, they were successful in swelling the welfare rolls in NewYork City to such a size that in 1975 New York had to file bankruptcy.
Later, the strategy was refined and the next target, voter registration, was attacked. In 1982 Project Vote and Human SERVE were founded. (the later being started by Cloward and Piven themselves, along with former NWRO organizer named Hulbert James) The idea again was to over-whelm the system, but this time the tool was invalid registrants and voter fraud.
All three of these organizations -- ACORN, Project Vote and Human SERVE -- set to work lobbying energetically for the so-called Motor-Voter law, which Bill Clinton ultimately signed in 1993. The Motor-Voter bill is largely responsible for swamping the voter rolls with "dead wood" -- invalid registrations signed in the name of deceased, ineligible or non-existent people -- thus opening the door to the unprecedented levels of voter fraud and "voter disenfranchisement" claims that followed in subsequent elections.Now, in a time of crushing economic debt, mounting public dissatisfaction and lefts seeming disregard for the opinion of their keepers, we have a doubling-down of this attempt at eviscerating the Republic.
The new "voting rights" coalition combines mass voter registration drives -- typically featuring high levels of fraud -- with systematic intimidation of election officials in the form of frivolous lawsuits, unfounded charges of "racism" and "disenfranchisement," and "direct action" (street protests, violent or otherwise). Just as they swamped America's welfare offices in the 1960s, Cloward-Piven devotees now seek to overwhelm the nation's understaffed and poorly policed electoral system. Their tactics set the stage for the Florida recount crisis of 2000, and have introduced a level of fear, tension and foreboding to U.S. elections heretofore encountered mainly in Third World countries.
Speaking at the David Horowitz Freedom Center forum, John Fund says get ready for Universal Voter Registration. (VIDEO) The plan? Implement a federal mandate which overrides State law taking everyone on every list of welfare, unemployment, property owners and driver's license holders and register them to vote automatically. There is absolutely no doubt this will render the voting system in America completely impotent.
Universal voter registration will create massive vulnerabilities to systemic voter fraud nationwide, and if Democrats have proven anything in recent years, it is that they can win elections that way. The George-Soros-funded Secretary of State project (SOS) was designed to take advantage of such vulnerabilities and may have been developed in anticipation of the universal voter registration plan. Al Franken's stolen election in Minnesota was a trial run for the SOS project. Longtime ACORN friend Mark Ritchie was elected Minnesota Secretary of State in 2006 with Soros's SOS and ACORN money, and what followed in Norm Coleman's Senate runoff election was a frightening demonstration of just how far Democrats will go to win. Franken won the runoff, and the Democrats got their filibuster-proof sixty-vote Senate majority.It is imperative we not take our eye off the ball. The problem is there are so many balls. With health care on the dawn of passing and the economy in shambles, there is nearly the perfect storm for Cloward-Piven's strategy to have real teeth on a much larger stage than ever before. Once such massive voter registration fraud has been perpetrated on the American Republic as a whole, there will be no stopping the socialistic Garden of Eden.
Universal Voter registration just may be the ultimate Trojan Horse the liberal left is looking for.