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GOP Pays Defense Fees in Vote Suppression Case

excerpts from a report from The BRAD BLOG. August 13, 2005

No! We are not making this up! It's from the AP and we have it via Lex18 in Lexington, KY, the headline reads: "Republican Party shells out money to defend voter suppression case", and the article says that the Republican Party is paying the legal bills for "a former Bush campaign official" who is "charged with conspiring to keep Democrats from voting" in NH
The Republican Party is footing the bill for a former Bush campaign official charged with election dirty tricks in New Hampshire.

Despite a stated zero-tolerance policy on tampering with voters, the party has quietly paid nearly three-quarters of a million dollars for private defense lawyers for James Tobin.

He's charged with conspiring to keep Democrats from voting in New Hampshire in 2002. Republican John Sununu won the close Senate election.

Prosecutors say Tobin worked with a state G-O-P official and a consultant in Virginia to jam Democratic and labor union get-out-the-vote phone banks.

The other two have pleaded guilty and are cooperating with prosecutors.
That's a zero-tolerance policy on what, exactly? Could it be a zero-tolerance policy on democracy, by any chance?

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