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Another ACORN Employee is Guilty of Voter Registration Fraud

Sadly, this is not news. Another former ACORN employee is guilty of voter registration fraud. The SEIU-funded ACORN is doing anything and everything to spin its own innocence, and it’s being helped by the fact that the indictments of its former employees have been embroiled in the Department of Justice scandal. But here’s the thing: whether or not the timing of the indictments was political is less relevant than the fact that there has been enough evidence to convict or convince these people to plead guilty. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and it sure seems like the simple equation is ACORN = Voter Registration Fraud.

Here’s the latest story, thanks to The Kansas City Star:

It was the focus of a U.S. Senate hearing on Tuesday.

But on Wednesday, when the last of four people charged in a voter registration fraud case pleaded guilty, few watched in the Kansas City courtroom.

Kwaim A. Stenson pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a felony count of submitting a false voter registration application to the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners in July.

Stenson, 19, was one of four ACORN workers indicted by a federal grand jury in November, less than a week before the election. The timing raised allegations that the effort was politically motivated to suppress turnout by minority voters.

Bradley Schlozman, who at the time was the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri, was grilled about the case Tuesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. He told senators there was no political motive behind the filings.

On Wednesday, Stenson admitted that in July he submitted a voter registration application in the name of a person who did not register and did not sign the document.

The felony charge carries a sentence of up to five years in prison. U.S. District Judge Gary Fenner did not set a sentencing date Wednesday.

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