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February 12, 2020

They can't stop you

I’m a Southwest Washington voter. I saw advertisements for a congressional candidate forum in Lyle last week. Hoping to learn more about the candidates, I attended.

But I was befuddled when event organizers told attendees they were not allowed to record candidates. Huh? People running for public office, giving answers about how they’d govern, can’t be recorded? How come only the 20 attendees were privileged enough to hear where candidates stand on issues?

It seems odd that forum organizers would advertise an event, then decide they didn’t want proceedings shared with voters. The advertisements said nothing about “no recording.” I wonder if a campaign ask...

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