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Rep. Westmoreland Delays Voting Rights Act and Forgets God’s Talking Points

June 22, 2006, 2:19 pm | Posted by FPL

According to the New York Times,

“House Republican leaders abruptly canceled a planned vote to renew the Voting Rights Act on Wednesday after a rebellion by lawmakers who said the civil rights measure unfairly singled out Southern states and unnecessarily required ballots to be printed in foreign languages.”

And as the Los Angeles Times points out,

“The effort to amend the requirement that nine states clear election laws with the Justice Department was led by Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.). The requirement, he argued, unfairly singled out Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.”

Of course, these states do have a long history of discriminating against minority voters, and recent studies of Ohio and Florida show that the statist tendency continues to manifest itself by disenfranchising American voters.

So, who is Lynn Westmoreland?

Oh yeah, he’s the guy who appeared on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report on Monday to chat about his other agenda: posting the Ten Commandments in public buildings to help folks remember the Rules.

Watch the clip to see what happens when Stephen Colbert asks Rep. Westmoreland if he can remember those rules himself.

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