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Milwaukee woman gets probation for ACORN voter registration


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- A woman in Milwaukee will serve three years probation for repeatedly registering individuals in an ACORN voter drive.

Latoya Lewis, 19, pleaded guilty Monday to election fraud. A Milwaukee County Circuit Judge avoided the typical one-year jail sentence.  Instead, as conditions of her probation, Lewis must serve 30 days in jail, with work release privileges; she cannot, however, work on any voter registration drives.

Lewis had said she was trying to meet her quota as a paid registrar.

She was the only employee of ACORN, a liberal activist group, to get charged with voter frau din Wisconsin.

There were, however, four former Milwaukee registrars who faced charges from the 2008 election. One remains at large, and the two others pleaded guilty as well.

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