October 19, 2004

Police investigating claims of NAACP trading crack for fake voter forms in OH

Police in a Cleveland suburb are investigating whether or not an NAACP voter drive gave a man crack cocaine in exchange for voter registrations.

Defiance County, OH police arrested 22 year-old Chad Staton after he told them he had accepted crack cocaine in exchange for submitting more than 100 phony voter registration forms in names that included Mary Poppins, Dick Tracy, Michael Jordan and George Foreman.

"Staton was to be paid for each registration form that he could get citizens to fill out," the sheriff said. "However, Staton himself filled out the registrations and returned them to the woman who hired him from Toledo."

According to (Defiance Co. Sheriff David) Westrick, the NAACP's National Voter Fund had submitted the false registrations to the elections board in Cleveland. George Forbes, Cleveland chapter president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said Monday that the voter fund operates independently from his chapter.

Officers said they interviewed a Toledo woman who claimed that she had paid Staton with cocaine for the registrations. Officers said they obtained a search warrant and took voter registrations and drug paraphernalia from her home.

What? The cemetary rolls haven't been checked yet?

And the Dems insist that WE are the paragon of dirty tricks?

Heh. Yeah, right.

Posted by mhking at October 19, 2004 09:45 AM

Have to say it: Oh, those chads, again.

Posted by: Fausta at October 19, 2004 02:37 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't it illegal to pay someone per piece (per registration)... I thought they had to be paid an hourly rate to do the sign ups... maybe the laws are different in each state?

Posted by: Madfish Willie at October 20, 2004 12:16 PM

What advancement did the NAACP obtain since it was founded ?

Posted by: Alice at March 13, 2005 05:47 AM
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