MacIver News Service
[Milwaukee, Wisc..] Kevin Clancy, a former ACORN voter registration worker, has been sentenced to 10 months in a Wisconsin jail for vote fraud.
Clancy was convicted of election fraud arising out of the November 4, 2008, Presidential election. He was charged with one count of Falsely Procuring Voter Registration as Party to a Crime by the Election Fraud Task Force, a collaborative effort between the Wisconsin Department of Justice, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office and the Milwaukee Police Department.
“Like all rights, the right to vote must be protected,” said Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen upon sentencing. “I remain commited to lawfully conducted elections and elections undiminished by illegally cast ballots. Our election integrity efforts are working.”
According to the criminal complaint, Clancy served as a Special Registration Deputy (“SRD”) for the City of Milwaukee in advance of the 2008 Presidential Election. He worked for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, a beleaguered association of communit activists known by the acronym ACORN.
Clancy plead guilty to the charge and admitted to submitting multiple voter registration applications for the same individuals, and also being part of a scheme in which he and other SRDs registered each other to vote multiple times in order to meet voter registration quotas imposed by ACORN.
“The integrity of elections is dependent upon citizens and officials insisting they be conducted lawfully,” Van Hollen told MacIver News on the day Clancy entered his plea. “Wisconsin’s citizens should not have to wonder whether their vote has been negated or diminished by illegally cast ballots.”