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ACORN worker sentenced to 10 months for election fraud

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • The election worker admitted to registering the same individuals multiple times
  • Kevin Clancy also said he and other ACORN workers registered each other many times
  • His sentence will run consecutively with a prison term for armed robbery

(CNN) -- An ACORN worker who submitted multiple voter registration applications for the same individuals before the 2008 election was sentenced Thursday to 10 months in prison, Wisconsin's attorney general said.

The worker, Kevin Clancy, also admitted that he and other ACORN workers registered each other to vote multiple times in order to meet voter registration quotas imposed by the community organizing organization, said Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.

Clancy pleaded guilty to one count of falsely procuring voter registration as party to a crime, Van Hollen said. The election worker faced more than 3 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, Van Hollen said in a news release from Milwaukee.

Judge Richard Sankovitz sentenced Clancy to serve the 10-month term to run consecutively with a sentence he is serving for armed robbery.

Clancy's co-defendant and former coworker, Maria Miles, pleaded guilty to a similar charge and is scheduled for sentencing December 6, Van Hollen said.

Clancy and Miles were registering voters for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, known as ACORN.