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Hold legislators accountable for their votes

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Despite claims by some Republicans that their states were being unfairly targeted for reforms, the House passed the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act with a 390-33 vote last week.

See stories here (AP), here (San Francisco Gate) and here (New York Times). But none of the stories listed vote tallies. I wish journalists would hold representatives accountable for their votes by naming who voted how much more often. So what if Congress has 435 reps and the tally would take up space? At least, provide such tallies more often on newspaper Web sites with clear, easily identifiable links within the stories. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Dr. Denny Wilkins

July 16, 2006 at 11:29 am

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