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ACORN Pleads Guilty to Voter Registration Fraud in Nevada
Fox News ^ | 4/6/2011 | fox news

Posted on 04/06/2011 3:01:25 PM PDT by tobyhill

The defunct political advocacy group ACORN has pleaded guilty to one count of an election law violation in Las Vegas, Nevada.

ACORN attorney Lisa Rasmussen told Fox News that a plea agreement was worked out with the state attorney general. The violation was for unlawfully providing compensation for registering voters based on the total number of people registered. Sentencing for the organization is set for Aug. 10, and the potential fine is a maximum of $5,000.

ACORN itself was named as a criminal defendant in the case for allegedly running an illegal voter registration scheme called "21," or "Blackjack," which paid ACORN workersarned bonuses based on the number of voters they registered in Nevada during the 2008 election.

This is the only case in the country in which ACORN itself was named as a felony defendant. The organization, a one-time community-based activist group, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy after dozens of its workers allegedly committed voter fraud in cases that led to numerous convictions.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: acorn; democrats; electionfraud; fraud; liberalfascism; liberalscorruption; lisarasmussen; votefraud; voterfraud; voterregistration

1 posted on 04/06/2011 3:01:26 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Meanwhile Harry Reid, smiles like a skunk that has been caught eating s....


2 posted on 04/06/2011 3:03:42 PM PDT by rovenstinez (.)
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To: tobyhill

“and the potential fine is a maximum of $5,000.”

OR

Oooh—I feel another slap on the wrist coming


3 posted on 04/06/2011 3:05:10 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: tobyhill
How can an "organization" be a defendant in a criminal case? Can you put "it" in jail?

And $5,000 fine? Please! One of their under-aged prostitutes can probably make that in one week.

4 posted on 04/06/2011 3:06:23 PM PDT by fwdude (The world is sleeping in the dark that the Church just can't fight, 'cause it's asleep in the light.)
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To: tobyhill

But ACORN is innocent! Don’t be racist! /s


5 posted on 04/06/2011 3:07:11 PM PDT by newzjunkey (OBAMA & his DEMOCRAT allies are starving children & killing the elderly.)
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To: tobyhill

It’s RICO time.

Bertha Lewis’ next kaftan should have ‘Dept of Corrections’ stenciled on the back.


6 posted on 04/06/2011 3:07:51 PM PDT by relictele
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To: tobyhill

Really, ONE count?


7 posted on 04/06/2011 3:08:32 PM PDT by ConservativeChris
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To: tobyhill
ACORN itself was named as a criminal defendant in the case for allegedly running an illegal voter registration scheme called "21," or "Blackjack," which paid ACORN workersarned bonuses based on the number of voters they registered in Nevada during the 2008 election.

Yeah, right. Like Nevada was the only place with these shenanigans going on.

8 posted on 04/06/2011 3:10:48 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: relictele
It’s RICO time.

Great point. The qualifications are there.

9 posted on 04/06/2011 3:12:58 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: tobyhill
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10 posted on 04/06/2011 3:13:25 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: tobyhill

IMO, us Tea Party folks need to focus on voter fraud for the next 12 months, and pressure the 15 or so key states in the 2012 elections clean up their election process.


11 posted on 04/06/2011 3:22:50 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: fwdude

I wonder why they went for the organization instead of the organizers. I am hoping (ok it’s a feeble hope) that this is a move to discredit the organization. Until know it was always ‘workers’ who were quickly thrown under the bus. Perhaps by making it ‘Acorn is guilty of election fraud’, even one count, will help flush the slime out of hiding?


12 posted on 04/06/2011 3:25:50 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

I didn’t think it was possible to convict a non-person entity of a crime. But maybe you can in Nevada. Whatever the reason, I think the people responsible should go down too.


13 posted on 04/06/2011 3:30:44 PM PDT by fwdude (The world is sleeping in the dark that the Church just can't fight, 'cause it's asleep in the light.)
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To: He Rides A White Horse

14 posted on 04/06/2011 3:58:35 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck

Awesome. Very clever, and very true. Best wishes.


15 posted on 04/06/2011 4:05:41 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: relictele
ACORN president Bertha Lewis....

"Dat whitey Ratke embezzled $5 mill from ACORN
and wuz eatn' lobstah and cavair at dat Cote Basque."

"All's I got wuz chitlin's, pig's feet, collard greens, and dis orange dashiki."

" Course dere's all doze numbered accounts in Zimbabwe."

16 posted on 04/06/2011 5:04:06 PM PDT by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: tobyhill

“The defunct political advocacy group ACORN”

Defunct my assss, they have just morphed into something more deadly.


17 posted on 04/06/2011 5:18:18 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (Oligarchy...never vote for the Ivy League candidate.)
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To: tobyhill

THIS is why it pays to cheat.

One count, tiny fine. BFD.


18 posted on 04/06/2011 7:59:36 PM PDT by ratsreek
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Duplicate thread. Other thread:

ACORN pleads guilty to voter registration fraud in Nevada

19 posted on 04/06/2011 8:10:11 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: fwdude

An underage prostitute can make that in one trick unfortunately.


20 posted on 04/07/2011 4:40:34 AM PDT by politicalmerc (The whole earth may move, but God's throne is never shaken. I think I'll stand by Him..)
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To: tobyhill

Voter fraud should receive a life sentence. Election tampering is the worst crime against a voting society


21 posted on 04/07/2011 4:42:01 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: tobyhill
My question is?
Is vote fraud a federal crime? Is it a felony? Are there different penalties in different states? Should it be treated as seriously as, say, a robbery or burglary or even shoplifting? Should the perpertrators be banned from ever taking part in politics or even voting?
My feeling is that vote fraud is a serious crime and should be taken seriously?
What say?
22 posted on 04/07/2011 10:32:42 AM PDT by Temple Owl (Excelsior! Onward and upward.)
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To: Tribune7

ping


23 posted on 04/07/2011 10:34:01 AM PDT by Temple Owl (Excelsior! Onward and upward.)
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To: Temple Owl
Is vote fraud a federal crime? Is it a felony? Are there different penalties in different states?

It all depends on who you're cheating for.

24 posted on 04/07/2011 10:36:27 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

Seriously, I never heard of anyone being sent to jail for committing what I think is a crime. Have you? Does anyone ever get punished for vote fraud?


25 posted on 04/07/2011 3:56:39 PM PDT by Temple Owl (Excelsior! Onward and upward.)
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