This afternoon, Katrina Vanden Heuvel of the leftist-magazine, the Nation went full force against those who would

criticize the criminal enterprise ACORN:

After 18 months of screaming headlines and attacks vilifying the anti-poverty group ACORN–attacks reminiscent of a New McCarthyism that threatened the group’s very existence–it’s clear now that this was a right-wing witch-hunt which, sadly, too many Democrats and the mainstream media failed to fact-check.

Maybe Heuvel should have waited a day to put up her column because, just a few hours later the Wisconsin Department of Justice announced that they had charged five people for election fraud in the 2008 Presidential election in Milwaukee. Kevin Clancy, Michael Henderson, Herbert Gunka, Suzanne Gunka and Maria Miles each face felony charges.

Two of those charged, Maria Miles and Kevin Clancy, are workers for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), the embattled community group.

“The complaint alleges that Miles and Clancy submitted multiple voter registration applications for the same individuals, and also were part of a scheme in which they and other (special registration deputies) registered each other to vote multiple times in order to meet voter registration quotas imposed by ACORN,” Van Hollen states in the release.

Also charged were a couple accused of double voting – once absentee and once at the polls – and a felon who cast a ballot even though he was still on probation for a felony offense.

The charges were brought as part of the Milwaukee Election Fraud Task Force.

Van Hollen’s announcement comes the same day that No Quarter disclosed that the Milwaukee County prosecutor for election fraud accused Milwaukee police of sitting on their hands and failing to investigate such cases for the first half of last year.

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Here’s the salacious part of this, part of the reason for part of this scandal is an affair between one ACORN Supervisor and one of the people going out registering voters. This is from the Kevin Clancy/Maria Miles indictment.

Read the Criminal Complaints By Clicking below:

Kevin Clancy and Maria Miles
Herbert and Suzanne Gunka
Michael Henderson

The scuttlebutt is that this is the first of possibly many more charges coming out of Wisconsin against ACORN. Ed Morrissey has more at Hot Air.