community-based organization's voter drive that has registered some 1.3 million voters is drawing allegations of fraud, observers say.
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, known as ACORN, aims to register to vote lower income blacks and Latinos, ABC News reported Wednesday.
The group, based in Las Vegas, has been accused by Nevada officials of using fake and duplicate names, including the names of Dallas Cowboy players, in a fraudulent voter registration.
Investigators have alleged that ACORN hired 59 inmates on work release as canvassers. One inmate who had worked as a "team leader" told investigators that "some of the canvassers hired by ACORN were
[Missouri Republicans accused a community group Wednesday of once again filing thousands of false voter registrations.
They said the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, “clogged the system” by hiring workers who submitted registrations with fake names, addresses and signatures.
“There was one individual who was registered 10 different times,” said former U.S. Sen. Jack Danforth, chairman of a fair elections committee for Republican presidential nominee John McCain. “That was a clear case of fraud recognized by the Jackson County election officials.”
The accusation came on the final day of voter registration in the state and echoes similar charges in previous elections.
Democrats said that the fake forms could be sorted out and that there was no proof anyone falsely registered actually would cast an illegal vote.
Guess which left-wing group is at the center of the worst case of voter-registration fraud in Washington state history? Yep, you guessed it: ACORN. The same ACORN tied to massive voter fraud in Missouri. And Ohio. And 12 other states. Here’s the Washington state scoop via Seattle’s KOMO TV: “King County prosecutors filed felony charges Thursday against seven people in what a top official described as the worst case of voter-registration fraud in state history, while the organization they worked for agreed to keep a better eye on its employees and pay $25,000 to defray costs of the investigation. The seven submitted about 1,800 registration cards last fall on behalf of the liberal Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, which had hired them at $8 an hour to sign people up to vote, according to charging documents filed in Superior Court.”
Prosecutors didn’t sugercoat the fraud: “This was an act of vandalism upon the voter rolls of King County,” said Dan Satterberg, the interim King County prosecutor. But officials tried to give ACORN some benefit of the doubt, noting that the defendants were motivated by financial gain rather than intentions of sabotaging the election.