The numbers of voting frauds reach into the thousands.
Investigators probing ACORN have learned that an Ohio man registered to vote several times and cast a bogus ballot with a fake address, officials said yesterday, as they revealed that nearly 4,000 registration applications supplied by the left-leaning activist group were suspect.
The vote of Darnell Nash, one of four people subpoenaed in a Cuyahoga County probe of ACORN’s voter-registration activities, was canceled and his case was turned over to local prosecutors and law enforcement, Board of Elections officials said yesterday.
Nash had registered to vote repeatedly from an address that belonged to a legitimately registered voter, officials said during a hearing at which the subpoenaed voters were to testify.
Board officials had contacted Nash this summer, questioned his address and told him to stop repeat registering.
But still, he breezed into Ohio election offices – the state allows early voting for president – reregistered with a fake address and cast a paper ballot, officials said.
“He came in on 9/30 and Mr. Nash again registered to vote at [someone else’s] address, and he cast a ballot,” said board official Jane Platten.
Nash did not turn up for the hearing.
The Post reported last week on the Cleveland-area probe and the subpoenas, which were sent out to four people – including two voters who said they were hounded by ACORN workers to register over and over, even when they warned they’d already done so.
Two Cleveland men who each signed multiple registration cards as part of a national voter registration drive told the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections today they did so to help ACORN canvassers keep their jobs.
One of the men said he was sometimes offered a cigarette or a dollar bill by workers with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
“They would come up with a sob story when they needed a signature,” said Freddie Johnson.
Get a load of Freddie:
The other man, who came to the board wearing a Domino’s pizza delivery shirt, said he would tell ACORN workers who approached him while he was reading on Public Square that he already was registered. But the workers would persist.
“They’d just keep saying I could help them hold onto a job,” said Christopher Barkley.
Cuyahoga board of elections members learned recently that many ACORN canvassers had quotas and often had to scramble to meet them. Board employees had flagged a number of registration cards handed in by ACORN that showed the same names, but with different addresses or birth dates.
After testifying, both men were led to a private office and were interviewed by Cuyahoga County sheriff’s deputies. The board decided during its meeting that it would turn over the ACORN investigation to the sheriff and county prosecutor’s office.
A sheriff’s deputy said neither Johnson nor Barkley have been charged with a crime, but could be used as witnesses later.
ACORN has been under fire in several states for possible fraudulent voter registration activities.
The registrants should be charged with fraud right along with ACORN, which should be put out of business, permanently. The assholes knew that registering multiple times is against the law, but they obliged anyway.
But none of this will happen be due to the fact they’re working for the Democratic party. That includes the Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff Gerald McFaul, and County Prosecutor, Bill Mason.