Allegations of voter fraud by ACORN are being exaggerated according to election law officials:
Charges of potential vote fraud volleyed by Republicans, including Sen. John McCain himself, are out of proportion to reality, according to election experts.
The concerns raised by the Republican National Committee in daily conference calls with reporters, as well as by McCain himself in Wednesday’s debate focus on the nonprofit group Acorn, whose nationwide voter registration efforts have garnered apparently fraudulent registration cards, some for fictional characters like “Mickey Mouse.”
The news that the Obama campaign is going after McCain, the RNC and the White House for pushing these investigations is great news. Every cycle the Republicans cry voter fraud and it gets investigated then those claims are unfounded. Last time it resulted in U.S. Attorneys like David Iglesias getting fired. This meant our Justice Department became a political machine.
The Republicans really need to think about this. We are just over 2 weeks from a most likely Democratic super majority running our government. Do they want President Barack Obama politicizing the Justice Department like Bush has done – especially when oversight will be by his own party? You can bet if Obama pushes forward with an investigation after taking the oath of office, he will be ridiculed by the Right. He shouldn’t let that go though, and our democracy depends upon a thorough investigation based upon fact and not politics. The fact that he is wanting investigations back to 2004 shows that he is serious about putting an end to Republican attempts at voter disenfranchisement once and for all.