by Mark Rhoads
According to The Las Vegas Review Journal, Terrell Owens, Tony Romo, and the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys plan to vote in Nevada in November based on voter registration forms found in the Las Vegas office of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). According to its web site, ACORN claims it has registered 1.68 million people to vote in the 2004 and 2006 election cycles and plans to register 1.2 million people in 26 states this year. Some ACORN workers are paid to get a quota of 20 new registrations per day. None of this is illegal as long as the nonprofit group does not condone or support vote fraud on a wide scale by knowingly registering fake names or real names at fake addresses. However, fake registrations from some ACORN workers appear now to be a growing and serious problem for local, state, and federal law enforcement authorities.
Many ACORN workers are honest and do a good job of registering real people in minority neighborhoods. But under pressure to reach a quota, many fake registrations are attempted. To see the ACORN web site explanation of its voter registration activities, CLICK HERE. To see the full story in The Las Vegas Review Journal, CLICK HERE. To read a first-person account of a young man in Cleveland, Ohio who was asked to participate voter fraud by ACORN workers, CLICK HERE.