Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Cheaters Never Prosper Update

From rural Florida, to Philadelphia jails, to South Dakota reservations, to Iowa's cities, to Puget Sound's latte carts, to a Rocky Mountain High:

DENVER - With just 21 days left until an election in which every vote will count, the 9News I-Team has uncovered voter registration fraud ....

Most of the fraud has come from registration drives, where people at grocery stores or on the streets ask you to sign up. 9News has learned many workers have re-registered voters multiple times by changing or making up information about them. 9News has documented 719 cases of potentially fraudulent forms at county election offices show fraudulent names, addresses, social security numbers or dates of birth in Denver, Douglas, Adams, Boulder and Lake counties. Information from other counties is still coming in.

....Some of the registration drive workers earn $2 per application or about $10 an hour. One woman admitted to forging three people's names on about 40 voter registration applications. Kym Cason says she was helping her boyfriend earn more money from a get-out-the-vote organization called ACORN or Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. ACORN works with low or moderate-income families on housing issues. Cason said her extra registrations earned her boyfriend $50.

And Kerry still won't win.

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