It's not that we need
additional evidence of Bradley Schlozman letting partisanship drive his "voter fraud" prosecutions in Missouri, but evidence keeps coming anyway.
A voter fraud case brought by the interim U.S. attorney in Kansas City, Mo., just five days before last year's pivotal congressional elections was rejected by a Missouri prosecutor as being too weak and as inappropriate to pursue so close to the elections.
Mike Sanders, a Democrat who was Jackson County's prosecutor at the time, declined to elaborate on his reasons for not taking the case, but noted that even if he had sought indictments, he would have been "incredibly reluctant" to bring charges on the eve of balloting.
"As a prosecutor, you have to be incredibly mindful of the power you have and the potential that exercising that power has to influence public opinion just five days before an election," said Sanders, who is now the Jackson County executive.
The disclosure is likely to add fuel to allegations that U.S. Attorney Bradley Schlozman rushed for political reasons to bring the criminal charges despite a Justice Department policy discouraging pre-election prosecutions.