Obama Misleads About His ACORN Ties

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Oct 13, 2008 11:47 AM
Barack Obama’s campaign has been forced to revise statements about their Obama’s get-out-the vote work for the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now, a non-profit roiled in allegations of voter registration fraud.

Obama’s website “Fight the Smears,” designed to counteract misinformation about the candidate’s record, contained false information about Obama’s connections to ACORN.

Before news outlets reported Obama worked as an ACORN trainer in 1992, the website said, “Fact: Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity.”

The website later revised their “fact” to say: “Fact: ACORN never hired Obama as trainer, organizer, or any type of employee.”

The conservative leaning blog Gateway Pundit published archived screenshots of the Fight the Smears site showing the discrepancy.