Skip to comments.Nevada Judge Calls ACORN 'Reprehensible,' Slaps Group With Maximum Fine for Voter Fraud
Posted on 08/10/2011 10:37:41 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
A Nevada judge on Wednesday gave ACORN, the defunct grass-roots community organization, the maximum fine for its illegal voter-registration scheme in that state.
District Court Judge Donald Mosley was blunt and unsparing in his criticism of the discredited activist group. Citing the long history of voter registration fraud allegations that engulfed ACORN across the country, he slapped the group with a $5,000 fine for violating Nevada election law during the 2008 presidential election.
Mosley, reading the pre-sentence report, listed a series of voter registration fraud allegations against ACORN workers. He said that if the claims have been true, then "It is making a mockery of our election process. If I had an individual in this courtroom...who was responsible for this kind of thing, I would put that person in prison for 10 years, hard time, and not think twice about it," he said. "To me this is reprehensible. This is the kind of thing you see in some banana republic, Uruguay or someplace, not in the United States."
In Nevada, ACORN pleaded guilty to one felony count of unlawful compensation for registration of voters, stemming from an illegal voter registration scheme in its Las Vegas office during in the 2008 race.
The group paid a bonus to workers to sign up 21 or more voters per shift, calling the program "21," or "Blackjack."
It is illegal in Nevada to pay bonuses to register voters.
The case was the first and so far only prosecution of ACORN itself. The previous ACORN cases that made headlines nationwide, included numerous convictions of ACORN employees for voter registration fraud.
Allegations ranged from trying to register dead people and making up fictitious voters, to plucking names out of the phone book.
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Election Fraud must become a Capital Offense.
Oh, oh, oh - too much truthiness. I need to go to my happy place.
Should have been 5K for each illegal registration.
Defunct, hell, it's just been renamed.
They just be community organizing, like President Ubama taught them.
“Grassroots” my @$$. ACORN is that stuff you buy at Walmart with the picture of the bull on the bag to spread on your lawn.
At least ppeople should be going to prison.
These rat bastards suppressed the military vote while accusing conservatives of doing the exact thing they were doing.
Arrest them. Try them. Fry them.
Sorry, didn’t mean to be hurtful to your inner child!
I second that motion!!!!
A measly 5K fine for stealing the rights of Nevada citizens. NO WONDER THEY DO IT....
Having HArry reid in office is worth tens of millions of dollars to these people.
Simple Risk/return calculation
This is ridiculous. ACORN has not disbanded and there are people that need to go to jail.
Thats the max, judge had no choice.
Good grief. I just Binged (I do not Google) “District Court Judge Donald Mosley”, and it looks at first glance like the guy is an ethical and personal train wreck — disciplinary sanctions, an out-of-control son who was involved in a fatal street-racing crash.... I don’t even know where to start with the postings. Just look him up.
Yes. Most crime is a risk calculation - like the riots in London. Thugs aren’t afraid of unarmed subjects and the consequences aren’t scary to them.
Reminds me of Porky’s when the Sheriff was trying to get Porky to leave and breaks various parts of his car, telling him how big the fines are. Porky just pulls out a fat wad of bills and says: “Got that right here!” 5K is a freakin’ JOKE for this serious of an offense.
Gee, I didn’t see this on MSNBC.
Could not the person in charge of the ACORN org. of Nevada be held responsible? Surely there is someone who should go down for this.