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State reviews suspect voter registrations

Posted October 9, 2008

— State elections officials on Thursday were reviewing some questionable voter registration forms submitted by the organization ACORN.

ACORN, or the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, represents low-income people and has offices in Raleigh, Durham and Charlotte.

The Durham County Board of Elections forwarded about 80 applications submitted by the group that officials said might have been falsified.

Officials in other states, from Ohio to Missouri to Nevada, also were examining some of the 1.3 million voter registrations completed by ACORN representatives nationwide.

Gary Bartlett, director of North Carolina's State Board of Elections, said he doesn't see any pattern of widespread fraud in the state.

North Carolina ACORN director Pat McCoy said the group ended its voter registration drive in the state on Tuesday. He said officials would work with volunteers to improve the way they collect voter registrations in the future.


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  • mike275132 Oct 10, 2008

    Soon Comrade Obama becomes "Dear Leader".
    We won't need to have these silly elections ever again.

    All Hail Obama! Onward to National Socialism!

  • ThinkChick Oct 10, 2008

    zeke 37 - up the meds and get off the Daily Kos as your source of information. ACORN has been indicted or under investigation for voter fraud for years. They recently registered 105% of Indianapolis' population. They submitted the Dallas Cowboys' line up in Nevada as voters!

    From Ohio: A federal court ruled tonight that Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner violated federal election laws by not taking adequate steps to validate the identity of newly registered voters.

    The ruling from U.S. District Court Judge George C. Smith called the identification breakdown “a serious problem” and ordered Brunner to immediately comply with federal requirements to match voter registration data with the information in the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles and Social Security Administration databases. The court accused Brunner of failing to provide county election administrators with “an effective way to access and review mismatches.” She immediately appealed the ruling."

  • zeke 37 Oct 9, 2008

    I can't believe that the right is trying to pull this garbage....
    after y'all hijacked the election in 2000, now it is terrifying to even think that you could lose this year...After the blatant poll roadblocks,understaffed polling stations and "hanging chads" in Florida and the bought election in the rest of the country now you are trying to declare the election a fraud even before it happens. Y'all should be ashamed of yourselves. I could care less about your opinions, everybody's got one. But to try anything to sway voters in this way, anything you can do to change their minds, it's kind of pathetic... It is a losing tactic and anybody with half a brain can see through it.

  • grandmagail Oct 9, 2008

    Yesterday, while in the Voter Registration office, a lady came in and requested 35 registration forms. Makes you wonder what was going on after reading about ACORN.

  • tsquaring Oct 9, 2008

    And who was pushing ACORN as a community organizer?
    This should be a top story...

  • rushbot Oct 9, 2008

    Hey Governor Easley! What are you doing to fix this? We do not want to be the next Florida in presidential election history!

  • Worland Oct 9, 2008

    Whether true or not, on the radio this morning there was a man who ACORN had registered 70+ times... and reports numerous people in Texas were also registered by ACORN in Nevada.

    Reminds me of the thousands of votes Al Gore received from dead people (people who were dead long before the election, not those who died after they had voted).