Missouri's Secretary of State, Robin Carnahan (D-MO) has seemingly tight ties with ACORN. Carnahan is running for the U.S. Senate in 2010. If she wins the seat, she will replace Senator Kit Bond (R-MO).
The Deparment of Justice (DOJ) under the Bush 43 administration filed charges against Carnahan and Missouri in a lawsuit known as the National Voter Registration Act, charging that ineligible voters were not being properly pursued. Similar charges were also filed in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Maine, New Jersey and New York.
After Carnahan announced her bid for the U.S. Senate seat, the Obama-Holder DOJ announced their decision to drop the action against Carnahan. In the second video below, you'll hear a spokesman from the Heritage Foundation, (sorry, I do not know his name) saying the "Department," pursued the lawsuit successfully all the way to the Court of Appeals, but a month after Carnahan announced her run for the Senate, the lawsuit, was dropped by Obama-Holder, just as they dropped the suit against possible voter intimidation by the Black Panthers in Philadelphia.
The Missouri Republican Party claims that Carnahan ordered the St. Louis Board of Elections "to approve more than 5,000 questionable registrations submitted by ACORN in 2006." Her heavy-handed support of ACORN has continued:
Earlier this year, she issued a report on the 2008 elections, yet she failed to mention ACORN’s organized effort to commit voter fraud across the state by submitting thousands of fraudulent voter registrations to county election boards in Missouri. ACORN even claimed that Carnahan had been “helpful” in its lawsuit against the state of Missouri—a lawsuit that ended after the state agreed to pay ACORN $450,000.The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) asked Carnahan to "renounce" Ms. ACORN in September.
Members of the Missouri delegation have rejected ACORN, including U.S. Senators Kit Bond (R-MO) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO), both of whom voted for this bipartisan amendment yesterday. U.S. Representative Roy Blunt (R-MO) is a co-sponsor of legislation, the "Defund ACORN Act," which would cut all taxpayer funding to ACORN.Thanks to BungalowBill's Creative Wisdom