Pat McCrory is calling on Beverly Perdue to stop a third-party voter registration effort that is under investigation for fraud.
In a press release this afternoon, the Republican gubernatorial candidate's campaign called on Perdue to demand that the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, "stop registering voters in North Carolina illegally."
"Her supporters are being investigated by the FBI for allegedly falsifying voter registration forms and registering convicted felons," said McCrory strategist Jack Hawke. "How low will Beverly Perdue sink to win this election?"
Agents of the Nevada Secretary of State and Attorney General raided the local offices of an ACORN voter registration effort this week as part of an investigation into voter registration cards it turned in with incorrect names.
The McCrory campaign included a link to an Investor's Business Daily editorial that asserted that North Carolina offices had also been raided, but ACORN state director Pat McCoy questioned that report.
"I have no knowledge whatsoever of anything like that," he said.
Update: "For someone who claims to be running a positive campaign, it's amazing that they owuld even think about putting out a press release like this," said Perdue spokesman David Kochman, "but it's not the first time they've launched attacks on Bev Perdue that have no validity."