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Wed Aug 14, 2013, 12:24 PM

Corporate Lobbying Group ALEC Put Falsified Signatures On A Letter To A Senator, Group Finds

This week, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) sent Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) a letter that claimed the Senator’s investigation into ALEC’s involvement “Stand Your Ground” laws was a form of “intimidation.” The letter was supposed to have carried the clout of about 300 state legislators who signed onto it, but, according to an investigation by progressive group by ProgressNow, many of the signatures on that letter were falsified or duplicated.

ALEC has come under intense scrutiny for its involvement in orchestrating passage of Stand Your Ground in several states. The law became a hotbed of controversy in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death. Though it wasn’t ultimately used in killer George Zimmerman’s defense, Stand Your Ground allowed Zimmerman to walk free on the night of the killing, turned out to be central to the case at trial, and was cited by one of six jurors as a justification for his acquittal.

After the Zimmerman verdict was announced, Durbin said that he would conduct an inquiry in ALEC’s involvement in the bill.

The group hit back Monday with a letter that tried to discredit Durbin’s inquiry. The group said it was signed by 293 elected officials. But, ProgressNow found, 55 of the signatures are “blatantly invalid.”
http://progressnow.org/alec/alec-durbin.html

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/08/14/2466281/alec-signatures-stand-your-ground/

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Wed Aug 14, 2013, 12:27 PM

1. K&R

It is time to dismantle this organization once and for all.

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Wed Aug 14, 2013, 01:00 PM

2. Isn't forging a signature illegal?

What about forging a senator's signature? Is tis getting into felony territory?

Of course, even if it were, somebody would have to prosecute it and in this country, we don't prosecute Republicans.

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