State Senator Jeff Mullis – R Chickamauga, has filed legislation in the Georgia Senate urging the Secretary of the Treasury and the IRS to remove the tax exempt status of ACORN. (Association of Community Organizatoins for Reform Now). Mullis along with many Republicans have charged that the organization used fraudulent methods in voter registration.
ACORN focus is to register poor and minority voters. Many Republicans were charging during the Presidential campaign that President-elect Obama would benefit from the voter registration drives sponsored by ACORN.
Senator Mullis was an ardent supporter of Senator John McCain of Arizona in the last presidential election.