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Tipline: El-Amin on Chris Koster: “He’s Changed”

May 12th, 2008 by mopns · No Comments

“This bill reeks of partisanship, this bill reeks of supression and oppression for many people in the state of Missouri,” said Rep. Yaphett El-Amin, D-St. Louis.

We have an update today to our story we posted last Thursday on former legislator Yaphett El-Amin being on Republican turncoat (and Voter ID supporter) Chris Koster’s payroll. We further learned – from emails sent to us by committee people El -Amin contacted – that she told them Sen. Koster had “changed.”

They asked that their names not be used but they expressed comments such as “surprised” and “shocked.” Here are a few choice comments we received:

“Yeah, Koster’s changed like a chameleon changes from green to brown.”

“Its funny how Jim Crow bears a eerily resemblance to Chris koster, but with Koster paying for Yaphett’s three thousand dollar a month rose colored glasses, she can no longer see the difference.”

The irony is too delicious, especially since Mrs. El-Amin was a vocal critic of the voter ID Bill back when she was in the Legislature, once comparing the bill to “Jim Crow” legislation from the pre civil rights era.

With a vote scheduled today on Voter ID, it will be interesting to see how chameleon Koster squirms out of this box he’s slithered into.

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  • 1 tom // May 12, 2008 at 11:30 am

    Oh please give me a break. The only people that this hinders from voting are those that don’t have an address to tie the ID card to. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with a voter registration card with a photo on it so the poll worker can verify that the person voting is who they say they are.
    Your right to vote isn’t GOD given it comes from the states and as such can be regulated by the state.

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