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.