Oct. 30, 2004
Natalie P McNeal
Several South Florida residents are suing a nonprofit agency, saying the group conducted a voter registration drive, paid workers for each application and purposely withheld applications until after the registration deadline.
The lawsuit against the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now says the nonprofit group asked several South Florida residents to register to vote during a summer petition to get a minimum-wage amendment on the ballot.
The lawsuit, which has 11 plaintiffs, was filed Friday against ACORN in Broward County Circuit Court. ACORN is the nation's largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families.
Solicitors were paid $2 per voter registration application, which is against federal and state law, according to the suit filed by Fort Lauderdale attorney Bill Scherer.
While it is legal to pay workers to register voters, the pay cannot be based on the number of voters registered. In addition, the lawsuit alleges that ACORN copied and sold the applications to America Families United, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit group. This week, a former employee handed over 179 registration applications that were never sent to the supervisor of elections offices in Broward or Miami-Dade counties.
The deadline for the application was Oct. 4.
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Saturday, October 30, 2004