Jim of Gateway Pundit catches another great under-reported story:
Three former ACORN workers pled guilty to voter-registration fraud in Washington State today.
The Seattle Times reported:
Three of seven defendants in the biggest voter-registration fraud scheme in Washington history have pleaded guilty and one has been sentenced, prosecutors said Monday.
The defendants were all temporary employees of ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, when they allegedly filled out and submitted more than 1,800 fictitious voter-registration cards during a 2006 registration drive in King and Pierce counties.
No votes were cast in the names of the phony voters. Prosecutors said the defendants committed fraud in order to keep their jobs without actually registering voters.
Readers may recall that the state of Washington was in the news in 2004 for the closeness of the election for Governor (won by Christine Democrat Gregoire by all of 133 votes; her Republican opponent, Dino Rossi, has since announced plans to run again next year ). That race was subject to claims of voter fraud.
While the defendants who worked for ACORN did not plead guilty for acts that led to actual voting... where there is smoke there is usually fire. ACORN, by the way, receives funding from the federal government as well as a range of "charitable" foundations-such as the Ford Foundation.
No reporting of this admitted fraud in the New York Times, so far as I have been able to tell.