New Website Tracks Goodlatte

As Bob Stuart reported in The News Virginian, Gene Zitver of Lexington has established a new website, Goodlatte  Watch, to follow the antics of Mr. Ethics as he misrepresents us in Congress.

Zitver said he started the website because he “is just concerned people in the 6th District are not sufficiently aware of [Goodlatte’s] record, his votes and his positions.” – The News Virginian

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The Virginia GOP Oath is a Barrier for All of Us

VoteThere’s more to the Virginia Republican loyalty oath than the thinly disguised effort to suppress the vote. The GOP intends the process to provide a taxpayer funded voter contact list; the process places a barrier between voters and their ballots; it potentially confounds any recount process.

First, the suppression not only affects the Republican primary but also the Democratic primary. I have talked to registrars who have flatly stated that they will not have separate lines for the two sets of voters, Thus, Democrats will be delayed access to their ballots while enduring an increased wait caused while Republicans complete their oaths. That delay will potentially deny voters with limited time their privilege to vote. So Democrats have standing in this issue too. But for Republicans: the oath represents an artificial gate between them and their ballots that does not exist for Democrats; two classes of voters. Equal protection has never been a Republican forte.
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