Friday, October 17, 2008

ACORN turns in fake voter registration forms

In case you missed it...

N.C. elections board confirms 100-plus fake forms in Durham

By Mark Donovan
The Durham Herald-Sun
October 15, 2008

DURHAM -- A North Carolina State Board of Elections investigation has found more than 100 voter registration forms submitted in Durham by a group -- ACORN -- whose efforts have led to similar probes in other states, are fraudulent.

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now works to register low-income people as voters. ACORN claims to have registered 1.3 million people nationwide since 2007, including nearly 28,000 in North Carolina and 4,000 to 5,000 in Durham, according to county Board of Elections director Mike Ashe on Tuesday.

ACORN pays its field workers to sign up new voters, and some submitted registration forms included fake or duplicated information, according to the state Board of Elections.

Durham County's elections office last month gave about 120 suspect forms to the state for investigation. Wake County's elections office sent in about 30 suspicious forms last week, but other counties didn't report problems with forms from ACORN.

WRAL TV reported online Tuesday that the state had determined 104 of the 120 suspect Durham forms were bogus. ...