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Quotation

It made me physically ill… It was like a gut punch. I never thought, after all the years of dedicating my life to helping advance the Republican Party, that I would sit in a meeting of Republican officials and hear them openly plotting to impede another citizen’s voting rights.

— Wisconsin Republican Todd Allbaugh (via The Nation: The Republican Party’s war on voting Is working)