Koch Brothers’ Network Terrified That Voting Rights Bills Will Stop Them From Buying Elections

  • A newly surfaced recording shows a senior adviser to Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell conspiring with the Koch brothers’ network and other conservative groups to torpedo sweeping voting rights legislation.
  • The Jan. 8 recording obtained by The New Yorker reveals leading conservative activists are alarmed by public support for House Resolution 1 and Senate Bill 1 and they privately admitted they had no effective way to counter the argument that billionaires should not be able to buy elections.
  • “When presented with a very neutral description” of the bill, “people were generally supportive,” Kyle McKenzie, the research director for the Koch-run advocacy group Stand Together. “The most worrisome part . . . is that conservatives were actually as supportive as the general public was when they read the neutral description.”

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