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June 09, 2014 10:59 AM Stuttering On Election Night

By Ed Kilgore

At the end of a Jim Galloway post for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on the voter registration drive under way in Georgia (jointly sponsored by the Michelle Nunn and Jason Carter campaigns), and its goal of fundamentally changing the midterm electorate, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is quoted as making this memorable comment:

If it works, the tactic is likely to wreak havoc on polling through November - given that the object is to change assumptions about who turns out in Georgia elections. It happened in 2012, in states like Ohio and Virginia.
“That’s why Karl Rove was stuttering on election night,” Reed said.

What a nice memory.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


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