The Star’s editorial on ACORN and assertion that concerns over attempted voter registration fraud were overstated is troublesome. Fraudulent registrations are a big deal and should be treated as such. This is why the FBI is investigating ACORN.
The editorial claimed that a report I issued said elections this decade have been free of voter fraud. This is not accurate. My report revealed more than 1,000 improper ballots cast in St. Louis in 2000 and an organized and successful effort to generate improper votes. We responded with important reforms, making it easier to vote and harder to cheat.
Out of concern that our election be fair and honest, I offered Secretary of State Robin Carnahan assistance and urged election authorities to be vigilant while recognizing that under no circumstance should anyone intimidate voters.
The Star could show leadership by condemning ACORN’s actions instead of dismissing real concerns about ACORN and voter registration fraud.
Gov. Matt Blunt