ACORN turns in FL workers on voter fraud charges

3:18 PM, Sep 9, 2009   |    comments
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MIAMI -- The grassroots group ACORN says it's proof that it's committed to the integrity of its voter registration work.

The group has tipped off authorities to possible wrongdoing by its own workers. As a result, authorities in Florida have started arresting 11 people suspected of falsifying hundreds of voter applications during a registration drive last year.

ACORN has been accused by Republican and conservative activists of fraudulently registering voters. But prosecutors in Miami are giving credit to the group for coming forward.

An ACORN spokesman says, "We turn in people who try to game the system."

Although the group is nonpartisan, its registration efforts focus on low-income and minority populations who tend to vote for Democrats.

Last year, ACORN's national drive produced some 1.3 million voter applications.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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