The Associated Press reported October 21 that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) had set up “a statewide task force to investigate voter fraud” because of widespread problems with voter registration efforts.
The AP noted that “An FDLE press release singled out the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, saying its ‘workers have been connected with widespread voter irregularities.'” The St. Petersburg Times reported: “Joe Johnson, a veteran St. Petersburg political consultant hired by ACORN earlier this year to run the Florida campaign, said he was repeatedly told that helping Democrats was the main goal. . . . Johnson left the campaign in August and says he grew increasingly uncomfortable with ACORN’s methods.”