Parts of this story have been removed as the sources that they relied on are now being called into question. I am leaving my Exchange with Stephen Taylor intact, to fair to him.
UPDATE - Stephen Taylor has gotten back to me on this issue, after much badgering on my part (I think it was the Dean del Mastro comparison that finally got to him). So in a Twitter exchange (the one which he responded to, and personally I don’t think 140 character micro blogging really is suitable for this issue) I asked the following;
- What specific Voter Suppression methods were discussed?
- Why were these methods discussed?
- And was Pierre Poutine there?
- none to my knowledge.
- See previous answer,
- and no.
So maybe Stephen wasn’t the same room, maybe he wasn’t paying attention, at least we have him on the record now. Stephen Taylor asked me to update this post, so I will of course comply and I may post more later. As for question #3, it had to be asked, both funny and relevant. So there we have, Stephen Taylor the record, even if the record is this blog.