Voter registration fraud
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Different ways to commit fraud in the voter registration process include:
- Filling out and submitting a voter registration card for a fictional (made-up) person. The made-up name on the card can be recognizable ("Mickey Mouse") or just a random made-up name, like "Jessica Random".
- Filling out a voter registration card with the name of a real person, but without that person's consent, and forging his or her signature on the card.
ACORN and voter registration fraud
Examples of voter registration fraud
Latoya Lewis pled guilty on October 12, 2009 on charges of voter registration fraud. Lewis, who was working for ACORN when she committed the acts in 2008 that led to her guilty plea, said she was trying to "meet her quota as a paid registrar".
In 1997, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to request that the Justice Department prosecute La Hermandad Mexicana Nacional after investigators for the House Administration Committee complained that the group had registered hundreds of illegal voters prior to a very close congressional election in Orange County, California.
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