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Pierce County to strike 230 names off voter list

Associated Press - February 3, 2008 1:25 PM ET

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Pierce County is slated to strike 230 names from its voter rolls this week as it wraps up a probe of voter-registration fraud.

The investigation centered on registrations submitted by employees of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, a national advocacy group for low-income people.

Last summer, King County prosecutors charged seven ACORN employees with submitting false information on voter-registration cards. 5 of the seven have since pleaded guilty. Two ACORN employees admitted falsifying registrations in Pierce County.

None of the apparently fraudulent voters ever cast a ballot.

Prosecutors believe ACORN workers were not scheming to permit illegal voting, but rather trying to get paid for work they didn't do.

Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com

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