HOW ACORN GOT ME INTO VOTE SCAM
By JEANE MacINTOSH, Post Correspondent
EXCLUSIVE


Last updated: 8:01 am
October 9, 2008
Posted: 4:31 am
October 9, 2008


CLEVELAND - Two Ohio voters, including Domino's pizza worker Christopher Barkley , claimed yesterday that they were hounded by the community-activist group ACORN to register to vote several times, even though they made it clear they'd already signed up.

Barkley estimated he'd registered to vote "10 to 15" times after canvassers for ACORN, whose political wing has endorsed Barack Obama, relentlessly pursued him and others. Claims such as his have sparked election officials to probe ACORN. "I kept getting approached by folks who asked me to register," Barkley said. "They'd ask me if I was registered. I'd say yes, and they'd ask me to do it [register] again.

"Some of them were getting paid to collect names. That was their sob story, and I bought it," he said. Barkley is one of at least three people who have been subpoenaed by the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections as part of a wider inquiry into possible voter fraud by ACORN. The group seeks to register low-income voters, who skew overwhelmingly Democratic.

"You can tell them you're registered as many times as you want - they do not care," said Lateala Goins, 21, who was subpoenaed. "They will follow you to the buses, they will follow you home, it does not matter," she told The Post. She added that she never put down an address on any of the registration forms, just her name.