From Slate magazine, about the moderate-conservative former head of the Republican National Committee: "'The Republican effort was not a concerted grand cabal to go out and suppress the vote, but it was highly stupid,' he said. 'It was made up of a lot of ham-handed actions by legislators who were trying to seize a political moment. Number one, you don't do it in a political year. You want to change the voting process, you do it from out years, not including the election cycle you are in. It adds some legitimacy to your effort. When a voter, however ill-informed or wise they may be in their understanding of the facts before them, if they feel put upon, if they feel suppressed, change your act.'"