A man at the center of a voter-registration scandal told The Post yesterday that he was given cash and cigarettes by aggressive ACORN activists in exchange for registering an astonishing 72 times, in apparent violation of Ohio laws.From Digital Journal:
"Sometimes, they come up and bribe me with a cigarette, or they'll give me a dollar to sign up," said Freddie Johnson, 19, who filled out 72 separate voter-registration cards over an 18-month period at the behest of the left-leaning Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
"The ACORN people are everywhere, looking to sign people up. I tell them I am already registered. The girl said, 'You are?' I say, 'Yup,' and then they say, 'Can you just sign up again?' " he said....
ACORN is under investigation in Ohio and at least eight other states - including Missouri, where the FBI said it's planning to look into potential voter fraud - for over-the-top efforts to get as many names as possible on the voter rolls regardless of whether a person is registered or eligible.
It's even under investigation in Bridgeport, Conn., for allegedly registering a 7-year-old girl to vote, according to the State Elections Enforcement Commission...
Over 2000 voter registration forms filed in a stack of about 5000 applications in Indiana have been confirmed to be fakes.From the Times Leader:
And from where did those forms originate? The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN.
The district attorney for the Pittsburgh area is investigating possible forgery and other irregularities on voter registration forms turned in by a group already being scrutinized for registration problems in other states.Related posts:
Similar allegations are being investigated by the Delaware County district attorney and the U.S. attorney's office in Philadelphia.
The Pittsburgh-area investigation focuses on fewer than 100 registration forms apparently forged or otherwise illegitimate, such as duplicating the name of someone already registered under another party, said Mike Manko, spokesman for Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr.
The forms were collected by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, Manko said. The investigation mirrors others throughout the country in which ACORN canvassers allegedly turned in forms with fake Social Security numbers, incorrect birth dates, forged signatures or fake addresses.
Pennsylvania Republican Party chairman Robert Gleason Jr. said ACORN and others submitted nearly 253,000 voter registration forms in Philadelphia this year. Thousands of them have errors, he said. Delaware County officials are also investigating more than 290 registration cards, Gleason said.
Philadelphia's voter registration administrator, Bob Lee, said 57,000 of the 253,000 registration forms were rejected, but that more than 41,000 of those were filled out by people who were already registered...
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