ACORN, ACLU file federal lawsuit to strike down Pa. law regulating voter-registration workers

ACORN sues to overturn Pa. voter-soliciting law

PITTSBURGH — The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now and the American Civil Liberties Union have filed a federal lawsuit in Pittsburgh seeking to strike down a Pennsylvania law used to prosecute former voter-registration workers.

Wednesday’s lawsuit names Attorney General Tom Corbett and county District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. as defendants.

In May, Zappala charged five fired ACORN workers and two other people with collecting or submitting bogus forms so workers could meet an alleged daily quota. All seven defendants are awaiting trial.

ACORN officials have denied using quotas and say the state law penalizes them for using performance standards.

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