Monday, May 4, 2009

Nevada performs public service

With a little luck, there will be a few less paid election fixers on the streets of Las Vegas in 2010.
State attorney general files charges against ACORN, 2 employees

ACORN, an activist group that turned in 90,000 completed voter registration forms in Clark County for last year's election, violated state law by setting mandatory quotas for workers who canvassed neighborhoods looking for people to register to vote, according to the state attorney general's office.


Canvassers were required to register at least 20 people a day, and could be fired if they didn't, officials said. ACORN also instituted a bonus program called "blackjack" or "21 plus" in which a worker could earn an extra $5 per shift by registering 21 or more people.

The problem with the quota system is it encouraged workers to turn in false registrations, said Secretary of State Ross Miller and Larry Lomax, Clark County's registrar of voters.

Gee, ya think? Let's hope this kind of action is more contagious than swine flu.

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