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Following the will of the people. Sometimes

May 28, 2016

by ROGER CHESLEY
The Virginian-Pilot

THE VETERAN speaker wants you to know that, on voting, the Republican-controlled General Assembly follows the proverbial “will of the people.” Except when it doesn’t. Like many politicians of all stripes, Howell likes to trot out the electorate’s wishes – when it suits him. So his office happily issued a statement May 19, when U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson upheld the 2013 law forcing residents to show photo ID at the polls.