April 16, 2007

EAC Wants Its Inspector General to Investigate EAC's Handling of Recent Contracts and Possible Political Motivations

The EAC press release and accompanying memo (along with congressional statements) is here. From the memo to the Inspector General:

    The actions taken by the Commission regarding both the voter identification and the vote fraud and voter intimidation research projects have been challenged. Specifically, Members of Congress, the media, and the public have suggested that political motiviations may have been part of the Commission's decision making process regarding these two projects. Also, the Commission has been criticized for the amount of taxpayer dollars taht were spent on these two projects, as well as how efficiently these projects were managed.

    The Commission takes these allegations very seriously, and we request that you fully review the following issues and provide the Commission and the Congress with a report of your findings as soon as possible. The Commission stands ready to assist you in these efforts and will provide whatever information, including memos, emails, and other documents you will need. Cooperating with your review will be the staff's top priority.

Posted by Rick Hasen at April 16, 2007 12:58 PM