ACORN and former ACORN executive Amy Busefink pleaded not guilty today to illegally paying canvassers to register Nevada voters in the 2008 presidential campaign.
A trial has been set for April 19 of next year. The date may be changed as an attorney reported a scheduling conflict.
Lawyers for ACORN and Busefink say they plan to challenge the constitutionality of the Nevada state law.
The prosecution’s star witness is expected to be former ACORN Las Vegas field director Christopher Edwards. Charged with election fraud by Nevada’s Democratic attorney general, he cut a deal with prosecutors and has pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit the crime of compensation for registration of voters.