Wahl”s principles don”t extend to college voters
One of Larry Wahl”s expensive campaign billboards proclaims that Wahl is “principled.” A classic oxymoron, which few will buy into unless they”re thinking of the nefarious undemocratic principle of limiting voter turnout.
A few years ago Wahl, through his executive secretary, tea party member Stephanie Taber, supported a special ballot measure that needlessly cost the city $151,000. It was an effort to limit young progressive voter turnout. Proposition A proposed to move the date of the City Council elections to the summer, when college students were on vacation, thereby limiting their access to the polls and reducing voter turnout by 50 percent. While supporters gave some trumped-up reasons for this happily thwarted measure, their real purpose was obvious, e.g. to eliminate many of this intelligent, progressive group of voters who might lean liberal.
A vote for Wahl for supervisor is an endorsement of his unprincipled, ultra-conservative, antidemocracy shenanigans.
— Victor M. Corbett, Chico