October 19, 2008: Powell pick affects McCain, Obama (Politico)

  • He also brought up Ayers, whom he tied to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), a community activist group that McCain's campaign has accused of perpetuating "massive voter fraud." McCain said in the interview that when Obama and Ayers "served on a board together, that board gave $230,000 to ACORN. So we need to know more about it. The American people need to know and they need to know about those relationships including the ACORN relationship which the Obama campaign in the primary gave $830,000 to ACORN and the listing was that they gave the money for ‘lighting and site selection.’ Must have been great lights and a great site."