Saturday, October 18, 2008
ACORN Says NM GOP Wrongly Labeled Voters as Frauds
Organizers of the community activist group ACORN are firing back at New Mexico Republicans and their claims of voter fraud in June's Democratic primary.
ACORN organizers said Saturday that they contacted some of the 28 Albuquerque voters that Republicans claim shouldn't have voted in June because their registrations included problems like inaccurate Social Security numbers or birth dates.
ACORN says they were able to confirm that some of those allegedly phony voters were legitimately entitled to cast ballots.
Among them is 18-year-old Brittany Rivera. She attended an ACORN news conference to say she was scared to learn this week that she was labeled a "fraudulent" voter.
She said she mailed in her registration form on time after her mother picked up the form up for her at the nursing home where she works.
She said being targeted as a bogus voter is "crazy" and that it makes her "more determined" to vote in the future.
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