On Sunday, Daniel Denvir broke the news that a Mitt Romney bundler, Chris Bravacos, had secured a contract to promote Pennsylvania's new Voter ID law. On Monday, the bundler's company, the Bravo Group, pulled it demo ads off of Vimeo. You should go and read the rest of Denvir's story for the details, and to understand the crooked veins of connections between donors and third-party groups and legislators. In the meantime, you can watch the first ad, rescured by a local Occupy group.
A law that builds a new hurdle for 9.2 percent of Pennsylvania voters is just like the Voting Rights Act that allowed disenfranchised blacks to go to the polls. It makes so much sense now!
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