Quote of the Day: Early Voting a Bad Idea Because it Makes it Easier for Blacks to Vote

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From Doug Preisse, chairman of the Franklin County Republican Party and a member of the elections board, on the reason he opposes extended voting hours in Columbus:

I guess I really actually feel we shouldn’t contort the voting process to accommodate the urban — read African-American — voter-turnout machine.

Points for honesty, I guess. Via Rick Hasen.

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