Friday, June 02, 2006

No one ever disagrees with him, right?

Both Democratic secretary of state candidates, Ed Packard and Nancy Worley, clearly say they back renewal of the Voting Rights Act's preclearance provisions, set to expire in August 2007, but Republican nominee Beth Chapman's support for it is murkier.

Chapman, the current state auditor, told a reporter from what was then known as the Mobile Register back in August that she would ponder the issue for a while and then decide her stance. Almost a year later, someone from the relabeled (Mobile) Press-Register checked back in to see what she thinks now. Her answer: "It is my understanding that President Bush wants to extend the act. While I don't think it's necessary anymore, I certainly would not be offended for that very reason if it's extended."

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