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The Northerner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:14 AM
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ACORN pleads guilty in Nevada voter fraud case
The defunct political advocacy group ACORN has pleaded guilty in a case alleging that canvassers were illegally paid to register Nevada voters during the 2008 presidential campaign.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Wednesday that ACORN defense attorney Lisa Rasmussen entered the guilty plea to one count of felony compensation for registration of voters.

Under a deal, 12 other felony counts were dropped against the organization.

ACORN faces a maximum $5,000 fine, and under the deal, prosecutors will not argue at the Aug. 10 sentencing hearing.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/0...
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:20 AM
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1. But nobody cast a single illegal vote, and nobody was disenfranchised, due to her actions. n/t
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Sheepshank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:26 AM
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2. That individual workers made a grave, over zealous registration error
does not mean illegal votes were ever cast. The article is sorely brief, incomplete and misleading.

I unrec for posting a 1/2 assed story that gives Reps any misguided ammunition against this group...especially given the way they were disenfranchised.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:46 AM
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:29 AM
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LiberalAndProud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:29 AM
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4. Looks like they're cutting their losses.
Maybe there is actual guilt (that's a big maybe), or maybe a $5,000 fine is a lot cheaper than fighting it in the courts. There's nothing to protect any more, so the plea bargain seems like the wise thing to do.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:44 AM
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:51 AM
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7. I find it informative.
Many of us followed this story closely. I appreciate the update. There's no need to attack a fellow DUer because the facts presented may not be what we might have liked.
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jpljr77 Donating Member (580 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:54 AM
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8. Here, AP, let me fix that headline for you:
"ACORN pleads guilty in Nevada voter registration fraud case"

There, that should do it. Pretty simple, huh?

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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:27 AM
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9. Don't bother the AP with details or facts, it might mess up their subliminal agenda. n/t
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:30 AM
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11. Oooh, that was HARD! Well done. nt
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Luminous Animal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:21 PM
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13. It's not even a voter registration fraud. It is an employment infraction.
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:46 PM
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12. I'm hip and others are slowly beginning to see.
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:26 PM
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14. You're hip?
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