Oops. The Fox News LIars "forgot" to answer this question....
How many conservative political action groups were denied cover as a "social welfare" agency so they wouldn't have to pay federal taxes?
OMG!!!!...... ZERO. All were granted the cover as a "social welfare" agency.
But 3 Groups Were Denied Break by the IRS Are Named
...because those groups all supported Democrats. And as we all know, it's okay to enforce the law against Democrats. Just don't do it to Good Honest Conservative American Patriots.
Wonder why the Fox News Liars duped their uneducated slow-witted audience again... and again... and again??
"ACORN was composed of a number of legally distinct nonprofit entities and affiliates including a nationwide umbrella organization established as a 501(c)(4) that performed lobbying; local chapters established as 501(c)(3) nonpartisan charities."
Personally I think there are too many nonprofit partisan groups operating under the 501(c)(4) umbrella.
That said, I do take issue with the IRS (a nonpartisan entity) ethic of singling out conservative groups...not because such demonstrably advocate cheating* the IRS...but because it introduces a moral element