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Brack: Republicans should work to expand, not restrict, voting

Andy Brack

Red states like South Carolina face increasing pressure to fiddle with election laws. They should resist. But expecting Republican leaders to dial back the rhetoric is hopeful at best, looney at worst. Why? Because of this: “These voter suppression efforts are based on a big lie that the election was stolen,” observed state Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, D-Orangeburg. “Sadly, I have […]

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