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VOTER ID: Republicans trying to suppress rights

Letter by Larry Hill, Olympia on July 27, 2012 at 10:41 am | 35 Comments »
July 27, 2012 12:46 pm

Millions of dollars of federal taxpayers money was spent on a witch hunt to find illegal voters to support the Republicans’ attempt to suppress voting. It garnered minimal returns for the funds spent.

Consider this quote from Paul Weyrich, a well-known conservative and developer of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative lobby:

“Now many of our Christians have what I call the goo-goo syndrome – good government. They want everybody to vote. I don’t want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people, they never have been from the beginning of our country and they are not now. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down.”

The motivation is obvious. The only issue becomes Americans not being on guard enough to be fooled with faux reasoning for the latest attempt to suppress voting rights.

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