Because ACORN!

After Michigan Governor Rick Snyder unexpectedly vetoed three separate Republican-sponsored bills aimed at suppressing the vote, Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger responded to critics of the bills by citing ACORN as a grave threat to the integrity of elections.

via Eclectablog

It is not unreasonable to expect that people handling voter registrations should receive some basic training,” Ari Adler, Bolger’s spokesman, said in a statement. “People who believe they are registering to vote should have confidence in the process so they know their registrations are being handled properly. Antics by unscrupulous groups such as ACORN have proven that protecting the voter registration process is vital if we hope to preserve the integrity of ballots cast by every eligible voter.

Congress voted to defund ACORN nearly three years ago and the organization officially shut its doors two years ago.

Because the organization was damaging the integrity of the vote? No.

Because James O’Keefe and Andrew Breitbart selectively edited a video of O’Keefe visiting an ACORN office while dressed up as a pimp.

Someone close to Bolger should tap him on the shoulder and remind him that even Glenn Beck eventually stopped beating the dead ACORN horse.

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  • bphoon

    See my comment to “Rick Scott’s Purge List is a Fraud”.

  • D_C_Wilson

    And never mind the fact that there was never a proven case where ACORN registered “Mickey Mouse” to vote and then someone actually cast a ballot using that name.

  • Treading_Water

    I thought O’Keefe visited the ACORN offices dressed in a dress shirt and khakis, and edited in those pictures of himself in a Halloween pimp outfit later. So, shouldn’t the sentence read:
    “While dressed up as a pimp, James O’Keefe and Andrew Breitbart selectively edited a video of O’Keefe visiting an ACORN office.”

    • http://www.osborneink.com OsborneInk

      Correction needed! James O’Keefe entered ACORN offices dressed like a frat boy. He NEVER, EVER entered any ACORN office anywhere dressed like a pimp. He only wore the costume later and LIED about being dressed like a pimp while in those offices.