I’ll save you the time and energy you’d waste reading the New York Times’ CYA editorial on ACORN.
Three syllables (four if you’re Joe Biden): La-dee-da.
The Times sees nooooo problem at all with the massive, nationwide voter registration/voter fraud racket led by ACORN and its compatriots.
In fact, they want more!
Republicans aren’t saying anything about another more serious voter-registration scandal: the fact that about one-third of eligible voters are not registered. The racial gaps are significant and particularly disturbing. According to a study by Project Vote, a voting-rights group, in 2006, 71 percent of eligible whites were registered, compared with 61 percent of blacks, 54 percent of Latinos and 49 percent of Asian-Americans.
Much of the blame for this lies with overly restrictive registration rules. Earlier this year, the League of Women Voters halted its registration drive in Florida after the state imposed onerous new requirements.
The answer is for government to a better job of registering people to vote. That way there would be less need to rely on private registration drives, largely being conducted by well-meaning private organizations that use low-paid workers. Federal and state governments should do their own large-scale registration drives staffed by experienced election officials. Even better, Congress and the states should adopt election-day registration, which would make such drives unnecessary.
The real threats to the fabric of democracy are the unreasonable barriers that stand in the way of eligible voters casting ballots.
The ACORN apologists cling bitterly to the notion that voter registration fraud and voter fraud are two separate, unrelated matters.
Meanwhile, more stories like this fresh one out of New Mexico keep piling up:
The New Mexico Republican Party said they believe 28 people voted fraudulently in an Albuquerque state House district in the June Democratic primary.
The Republican Party found the problems in a review of 92 newly registered voters in House District 13.
State Rep. Justine Fox-Young, an Albuquerque Republican, said a number of the suspected fraudulent voters voted by absentee ballot.
Republicans released details for 10 of those votes. The registration cards that were filled out had no social security numbers, drivers license numbers or birthdates for the voters.
Pat Rogers, an attorney who advises the state GOP, said they plan to turn the suspect ballots over to the state attorney general’s office and the Bernalillo County district attorney.
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