Submitted By Todd on September 16th at 5:56pm
The U.S. Senate voted 83-7 Monday night to attach an amendment to a must-pass spending bill that would bar Acorn from obtaining direct federal grants. In the past, Acorn has been a target of Republicans, mainly because of several cases of voter registration fraud. But the Senate vote showed the organization is losing support among Democrats. Late Friday, the U.S. Census Bureau severed ties to Acorn, which had been a partner in promoting the 2010 count.