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Video: Attacks on ACORN are part of a long-running right-wing campaign of voter suppression.

By Faiz Shakir  

"Video: Attacks on ACORN are part of a long-running right-wing campaign of voter suppression."

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A new video from Brave New Films makes the case that recent fear-mongering claims of “voter fraud” are part of a long-running right-wing campaign to suppress the vote. As evidence, the video documents this statement made in 1980 by conservative activist Paul Weyrich:

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.

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