Paul Weyrich in 1980: ‘I don’t want everybody to vote’
It’s Election Day, and Right Wing Watch fired up the wayback machine to find the clip below of Paul Weyerich speaking on how conservatives do better in elections when fewer people vote:
The right wing and GOP have whipped up hysteria around voter fraud, which is virtually non-existent, in order to justify roadblocks to voting for millions of Americans. I’ll let Paul Weyrich explain why.
Weyrich is widely regarded as the ‘founding father of the conservative movement.’ He founded ALEC and co-founded the Heritage Foundation, Moral Majority, Council for National Policy, and Free Congress Foundation, among others.
Speaking more than 30 years ago at a right-wing conference in Dallas, Weyrich set out the case for voter suppression. The right-wing and GOP are still acting on it to this day.