Eight voter registration workers admit to fraud

Eight workers for a get-out-the-vote effort in St. Louis city and county will be sentenced in June for election fraud. The eight pleaded guilty this week to submitting false registration cards for the 2006 election. The workers were employed by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), gathering voter registrations. U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway says they submitted cards with false addresses and names, and forged signatures. Each faces up to five years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. Hanaway says ACORN has agreed to a number of reforms to improve voter registration and quality control procedures, and report possible illegal activity.