35,000 Questionable Registration Forms!
Yes, you read that correctly…35,000 questionable registration forms!
Kansas City election officials said this was the most irresponsible and extensive voter registration abuse in Missouri they had seen. They weren’t kidding!
KMBC Missouri is reporting this breaking news:
Four people have been indicted on charges of voter fraud in Kansas City, officials said Wednesday.
Investigators said about 35,000 questionable registration forms for new voters were collected by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, a group that works to improve minority and low-income communities.
The four indicted — Kwaim A. Stenson, Dale D. Franklin, Stephanie L. Davis and Brian Gardner — were employed by ACORN as registration recruiters.
Here is a report from last week on this growing scandal…
ACORN said it may be just honest mistakes that were made.
KC Buzz Blog reported this earlier tonight:
The U.S. Attorney’s office says a federal grand jury handed up indictments this afternoon against four people who, the indictments claim, worked for the community group ACORN to register voters.
The four face two felony counts each: of providing false information to the KC Election board, and of filing a false voter application with the board.
Each carries a 5 year/$250,000 fine penalty.
ACORN says it’s happy the indictments were handed up — they say they provided the names of three of the four indicted individuals, who, they say, no longer work for ACORN.
Said U.S. attorney Bradley Schlozman, in a statement: “Those who commit fraud in the electoral process dilute the votes of their fellow citizens.”
Pubdef offered this update on the indictments:
UPDATE: The four indicted workers are Kwaim A. Stenson, age 19; Stephanie L. Davis (aka Latisha Reed), age 39; Brian Gardner, age 40; and Dale D. Franklin, age 44. Each are charged with two Class D felonies relating to submitting voter registration cards with false names and/or addresses.
There is also an ongoing investigation of ACORN workers in St. Louis that is being conducted by federal investigators.
Meanwhile in New Mexico… GDCritter reports that One out of five voter registrations had nonexistent addresses when cards were sent out!