ACORN workers engaged in a nationwide voter registration drive [press release] enrolling more than 1.3 million new voters in 21 states have been accused of submitting fraudulent voter registration forms in several of those states. Earlier this month reports surfaced that a majority of the 5,000 registration forms submitted to board of elections officials by Acorn employees in Lake County, Indiana were false or fraudulent [Northwest Indiana Times report]. The registration forms submitted in the county included a Jimmy John's restaurant, members of the Dallas Cowboys, and several deceased persons. ACORN has vigorously denied [press release] the voter fraud allegations against it and says they are part of a politicized effort by Republicans to "create an unfounded specter of voter fraud and to suppress voting."
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