Why did Gov Ford not protect the Mormons in Illinois after he promised to protect them from the mob attacks?

There are several reasons why Gov Ford didn't protect the Mormons. One he was concerned about retaining his position as Governor and being reelected. the people that opposed the Mormons were politically powerful and had great influence with the Governor. They told the Governor that the Mormons were causing the problems and that the rest of the population were only protecting themselves. They made the Governor believe that the Mormons were threatening the safety of the rest of the population. So he issued the extermination order. The Mormons either had to leave the State of Missouri or be exterminated.