A former secretary of state in Missouri, House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) today called on federal investigators to respond to widespread allegations of voter fraud by the political activist group ACORN in states across the country, including Missouri, which potentially could imperil the integrity of this year’s election. Blunt issued the following statement:
“Preserving the integrity of our election process is critical to the foundations of our democracy. But sadly, groups like ACORN appear to be engaging in a systematic attempt to deny this basic right to millions of legitimate American voters. Charges of wrong-doing have even cropped up in my home state of Missouri, where hundreds of highly-suspect voter registration forms have been submitted in Kansas City alone.
“Fraudulent voter registration slows down the processing of those who are legitimately trying to register to vote. These kinds of activities threaten to disenfranchise legitimate voters who want to make their voices heard on November 4, and underscore why House Republicans fought hard to get a millions of dollars directed to ACORN removed from the recently-passed financial rescue package.
“Given the scope and severity of the allegations against ACORN, I believe we are witnessing a national trend that must be fully investigated to protect the sanctity of our elections. Americans who come out to vote deserve to have confidence in the electoral system and to know that their vote will be counted.”