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History repeating itself

Dear Editor:

It is instructive with the emergence of voting restrictions in the coming election to revisit the era of the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act. The Koch brothers and others are trying very hard to reduce the impact of voting on the next election in many states in the country.

Reading the biographer of the movement, Taylor Branch, or viewing the great video on Netflix called “Citizen King” from the “American Experience” series might give you an idea of how close the Koch brothers are to calling back the Jim Crow era as a remedy to the problems we are facing. My view is that they and their compatriots are traitors to the American Dream.

Andy Hanson

Aspen