Five ex-DOJ officials have written to Attorney General Michael Mukasey, urging him to keep investigating whether ACORN committed voter fraud in its registration efforts, Roll Call reports
The group, led by leading voting-rights foe Hans Von Spakovsky, wrote:
"We hope that you will assure the American people that your Department intends to investigate and prosecute any and all instances of voter registration and other fraud occurring in the days leading up to the election, and that you will enforce all of the federal voting rights laws that are important to preserving the fairness and security of the election process..."
The other members of the group, according to Roll Call
, are Former Assistant Attorney General William Bradford Reynolds and former Deputy Assistant Attorneys General Roger Clegg, Michael Carvin and Robert Driscoll.
Earlier this month, sources leaked
to the Associated Press that the FBI had launched a naitonwide investigation into ACORN. Since then, few details about the probe have emerged. DOJ has declined to confirm its existence on the record, and ACORN recently said it had not been contacted in connection to the investigation.
Von Spakovsky was nominated for a seat on the Federal Elections Commission last year, but the Democratic Senate refused
to confirm him. TPMmuckraker reported
in August that he had been given a temporary appointment at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.