4 former ACORN workers will face trial over voter fraud allegations in western PennsylvaniaBy Joe Mandak, Gaea News Network
Friday, June 5, 2009
4 ACORN ex-workers to face vote fraud trial in Pa.
PITTSBURGH — Four former ACORN workers in western Pennsylvania will face trial on charges that they forged, illegally solicited or illegally filled out voter registration cards before the November election.
That’s after a court hearing in Pittsburgh on Friday.
Twenty-year-old Pittsburgh resident Eric Jones waved his preliminary hearing. Three others were held for trial: 23-year-old West Mifflin resident Alexis Givner and two Pittsburgh residents, 21-year-old Ashley Clarke and 28-year-old Mario Grisom.
Prosecutors charged seven ACORN workers in May. One had already been ordered to stand trial and two others had their preliminary hearings postponed.
ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, has also come under scrutiny for registration irregularities in other states.
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