CCGA takes a lot of heat for supposedly being “liberal”. Well all those who assume we are such, clearly haven’t had a look at our Governing Board. We are committed to being non-partisan, and cross ideological. Our Board is united in their support for ethics reform, they courteously disagree on other issues unrelated to our top priorities. For proof of this look no further than the exchange that took place between Board members, when Bob Irvin, executive committee member, and former Republican House leader, sent out the following article for his fellow members to consider.
The column up for discussion appeared in USA Today on October 21st, and was written by John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky. It discusses the prevalence of voter fraud, and dismisses a widely cited study which claims voter fraud is very rare. The authors argue that voter fraud is easy to commit without voter id laws, and that the controversial laws are designed to ensure that fradulent voters do not discount the voices of the legitimate ones. Read the full article here
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