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VIDEO/AUDIO: Boughton/Danbury GOP blink, back away from voter suppression move

Cross post from HatCityBLOG

At last night’s meeting of the city council, faced with widespread public disapproval, Mayor Boughton and the Republican leadership on the city council backed away from their ill-conceived voter suppression initiative.

From last night, here’s video of Boughton announcing to the public that vote on the proposal to move the polling location in the city’s sixth ward will be posponed for a later date.

After the announcement, I contacted Democratic Town Committee chairman Joe DaSilva to get his take on Boughton’s retreat. The town committee as well as sixth ward councilmen Paul Rotello and Ben Chianese have been instrumental in alerting residents about Boughton’s attempt to move the polling location from the well-known Park Avenue School to the Moose Lodge located in the middle of nowhere off Kenosia Ave.

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I’ll have more on last night’s development later…