Cleveland, OH - ACORN under investigation for voter registration fraud in cities around the country - including right here in Cleveland. More >>
Cuyahoga County, OH - 19 Action News has learned of breaking developments in possibly hundreds of questionable or duplicate voter-registration forms submitted by an advocacy group that has been accused of election fraud.
In sworn testimony before the Cuyahoga County BOE Monday morning, Freddie Johnson and Christopher Barkley admitted they submitted multiple voter registration cards and were encouraged to do so by ACORN.
The men say they were out on Public Square when they were approached repeatedly by ACORN group workers who told them they would be fired if they didn't meet a quota of registrations for the day.
Johnson says he signed 73 cards while Barkley claims he signed 13 fraudulent registration forms. The cases will now go to the County Prosecutor, the Sheriff's Office and the FBI.
Up until this point, ACORN has steadfastly denied any intent of fraud. The group says it has signed up 1.3M poor, hard working-class voters in a mass registration drive in 18 states this year.