(From the Ed Martin for attorney general campaign)
With a history of fighting fraud and expanding access for all voters, Ed Martin today has called on all Missourians to join him in protecting the integrity of the primary election on August 7, 2012 by their vigilance and, when necessary, to demand legal action by the appropriate authorities. President Obama's federal lawyer, US Attorney General Eric Holder, has made clear his preference for stopping commonsense efforts to stop voter fraud like a photo ID reguirement. Here, Obama’s Missouri lawyer, Attorney General Chris Koster, has failed to take up even one case of election fraud, and opposes photo ID for voters.
The Martin campaign’s Every Vote Count initiative will raise awareness with a team of people who will canvass area polling places to help ensure elections take place in a fair, honest and impartial manner. The Count Every Vote Unit is comprised of attorneys, poll watchers, and poll challengers. They will broadcast any problems they see via Twitter, Facebook, and the campaign website www.EdMartinforMissouri.com - encouraging anyone who suspects fraud or sees anything suspicious to call and report it to the Secretary of State’s office immediately.
“The problem of voter fraud and the need to fight every day to make every vote count is something that I know from my time working on the St. Louis Election Board. I will be vigilant in my quest to ensure that every eligible person is able to vote and to make sure voter fraud is not an issue,” Ed Martin said. "I encourage my fellow Missourians to keep their eyes open and help protect our election intergrity."
As chairman of the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners, Ed Martin was tasked with cleaning up city elections and he did just that. He stood strong and took on ACORN’s longstanding attempts to corrupt our voting process. Ed Martin received no help or support from then-Attorney General Jay Nixon, who chose to turn a blind eye to the rampant problems in elections in Missouri over the past 15 years.
President Obama's federal lawyer, US Attorney General Eric Holder, has already made clear his preference for stopping common sense efforts to stop voter fraud like a photo ID reguirement. Here in Missouri, Attorney General Chris Koster has failed to take up even one case of election fraud.
"Because he only cares about politics and power, Obama's Lawyer Chris Koster is happy to look the other way as groups and individuals corrupt our election and violate the law," Martin said. "When I am Attorney General, I will assist local prosecutors and clerks in every way I can to fight fraud and I will direct my staff to be active advocates and prosecutors for access for all and fraud for none!"
Missouri Democrats have a cozy relationship with the group ACORN, now called MORE or Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment. Prominent Democrats have direct ties to ACORN. One obvious way to help cut down on fraud is to require voters to present photo ID, something Ed Martin supports.