"In a written reply Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General Richard Bramer said the authority for such investigations lies not with the attorney general but instead falls to county and federal prosecutors."Hogwash. IC 4-6-1-6 clearly gives the Indiana Attorney General the authority to investigate matters involving criminal law and work with county prosecutors in any prosecution they decide to pursue.
Further, IC 4-6-2-1 gives the Indiana Attorney General the authority bring civil actions on behalf of the State. The Indiana Attorney General could easily file an injunction lawsuit against Acorn's voter registration activities that violate Indiana election law.
Bramer's reply highlights my frustration with the lack of aggressiveness in the Indiana Attorney General's Office on a wide assortment of issues. It is as if the Attorney General's Office is always looking for a reason why the AG can't take action rather than a reason why the AG can take action.
I am reminded of the letter President Lincoln wrote to Union General McClellan when he was frustrated by the General not taking on the enemy despite the fact the Union Army had overwhelming numbers:
You can substitute accordingly to paraphrase Lincoln's comments.
"My Dear General McClellan:
If you are not using the army, I should like to borrow it for a short while.