Hans Off! Scourge of Voters is Booted Off FEC
Anti-democratic Bush election official's name withdrawn.
The GOP still has a shot at trying to fix the 2008 elections, but it will have to do it without that scourge of American voters, Hans von Spakovsky.
After three years of protests from Democrats (and small-D democrats), George W. Bush's handlers withdrew von Spakovsky's name from formal nomination to another term on the Federal Election Commission. (Von Spakovsky was a recess appointment to the FEC at the end of 2005.)
Who he? As I noted last September in "Tally Ho! The GOP's Hounding of Voters":
It wasn't enough that the GOP stole the 2000 presidential election; it has worked assiduously since then to stop Americans from voting. For great background on this, see my flurry of links in the "Tally Ho!" piece, particularly this April 2007 backgrounder by McClatchy's Greg Gordon, who wrote:
It was bad enough that the Supreme Court recently upheld the onerous photo-ID requirement for voting. Rove and von Spakovsky worked hard to get states to pass such Soviet-style legislation.
On the brink of the 2008 elections, the Roberts Court will have to carry on without Hans, the GOP's main brinker.
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