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GOP Rep: "There are probably more important things in the state of Missouri" than GOP anti-voting bills

Rep. Joe Don McGaugh (R-Carrollton) went a little off script Tuesday at the first hearing of the year on the House GOP's ALEC-inspired anti-voting proposals: To the NAACP's Adolphus Pruitt, a vocal critic of GOP measures to restrict voting rights, McGaugh admitted, "I don't disagree with you that there are probably more important things in the state of Missouri." Listen for yourself: 

The sponsor of the measures, Rep. Tony Dugger, just happens to be an American Legislative Exchange Council Elections Task Force alum, and the chair of the committee, Rep. Sue Entlicher, signed onto the ALEC agenda as wellSkewing elections in a misguided effort to help their candidates has definitely been an important priority of ALEC.

Video of the full hearings may be found here:

To learn more about ALEC-inspired anti-voting proposals, see our guide here.