ACORN Vegas big: It's 'a sloppy business'

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There are allegations that the largest voter registration drive in Clark County history has big problems. The drive was mounted by "A.C.O.R.N.", the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

Their offices were raided Tuesday with records, computers and most significantly voter registration forms, confiscated. "Forms that came in were the starting lineup for the Dallas Cowboys," said Ross Miller, Nevada Secretary of State.

Usually a registration drive is done by volunteers but A.C.O.R.N. pays its people.

"The people they have hired out there on the street maybe engaged in fraudulent conduct trying to make their quota as to the number of registration forms that they are supposed to submit," Miller Said.

Those behind A.C.O.R.N.'s registration drive claim they are being targeted because of the kinds of people they register.

"A.C.O.R.N. has targeted, people form low income families, ex convicted felons, people like that as most likely to vote democratic," said Frank Beaty, an A.C.O.R.N. team leader.

He gave Action News copies of letters A.C.O.R.N. sent to election officials asking for help identifying employees just out to make a buck on the registration drive.

Action News showed the letters to Larry Lomax, the Clark County Registrar of Voters. Lomax said they represent a token, and not a serious, effort.

"Their lawyer described... when we talked about the issues we were having... he basically laughed and said voter registration is a sloppy business. That was his attitude. My response was, it's only a sloppy business when you guys are here," Lomax said.

Still, those at A.C.O.R.N. say the second look into their records is what they have wanted all along.

"Thank god for someone coming out and proving we are really doing great thing in the community by combing our office," said A.C.O.R.N.'s Bonnie Smith-Greathouse.


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