I'm all for punishing the guilty. But first you have to find them.
Every election cycle, the Republicans place a story about massive voter fraud. Up till now, it has always been the stories that are frauds. Instead of thousands of illegal votes, there have been a handful, maybe a dozen.
This story will probably turn out the same way. If not, full force of law.
Meanwhile, the media should be more skeptical.
Update: Ask and ye shall receive:
ACORN spokesman Brian Kettenring said that in most cases the bogus registrations were flagged by ACORN supervisors during a review, brought to the attention of the local officials when they were submitted, and ACORN fired "probably a couple of dozen" employees who fabricated them. Under most state laws, the organization must submit every card an employee collects, he said.(h/t Philosoraptor)