UPDATE: STATE G.O.P. SAYS IT NEVER RECEIVED LETTER FROM ACORN
"Republicans Do Not Cheat To Win . . . And Never Stoop To ACORN's Level."
"The GOP has viciously attacked ACORN this year, talking about the value of our individual votes as though ACORN members don't understand," said Oldham. "Missouri ACORN calls on all party officials to remember that voting rights have nothing to do with owning a home. Not anymore."
UPDATE . . . 12:01 A.M. But late Monday, the Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party said that the G.O.P. has not received a letter from ACORN. Executive Director Jared Craighead said it's ACORN that has the explaining to do.
"First, ACORN submits hundreds of fraudulent voter registrations in our state so that people can cheat on Election Day, then they have the gaul to manufacture ridiculous claims of voter suppression. The only ones suppressing anything this election cycle are ACORN and the Democrats who know they cannot win if they play by the rules," said Jared Craighead.
"Talking about foreclosure lists and trying to manufacture hysteria based on a lie originating from another state in Missouri demonstrates the desperation of the people associated with ACORN - Republicans in Missouri do not cheat to win and would never stoop to ACORN's level," he added.
Springfield does not have an ACORN chapter, but Republicans have suggested this is a relevant issue for southwest Missourians to pay attention to because fraudulent votes that are cast in the cities of St. Louis or Kansas City could cancel out the choice of Ozarks residents in a close election.