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Thursday, September 20, 2012

The GOP War on Voting

By ARI BERMAN
AUGUST 30, 2011 7:40 PM ET

An excellent article from the Rolling Stone Magazine on GOP efforts across the nation to suppress voting or at best make it extremely difficult for certain segments of our population to vote in the 2012 election.

Below is an excerpt from the article. You can read the full article by clicking on the link below.

"Republicans have long tried to drive Democratic voters away from the polls. "I don't want everybody to vote," the influential conservative activist Paul Weyrich told a gathering of evangelical leaders in 1980. "As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down." But since the 2010 election, thanks to a conservative advocacy group founded by Weyrich, the GOP's effort to disrupt voting rights has been more widespread and effective than ever. In a systematic campaign orchestrated by the American Legislative Exchange Council – and funded in part by David and Charles Koch, the billionaire brothers who bankrolled the Tea Party – 38 states introduced legislation this year designed to impede voters at every step of the electoral process."

Read the rest of the Rolling Stone article here:

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-gop-war-on-voting-20110830

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