Some weeks ago a young woman knocked on Nancy Meacham’s door in Salem. She identified herself as a worker with Americans For Prosperity and said she was a Liberty University grad.
She asked Meacham a few questions about how regularly she votes.
Meacham was honest with her. She answered, most of the time. A couple of times she missed because of circumstances beyond her control, Meacham added.
Did Meacham plan to vote in this year’s elections? Meacham replied she wasn’t sure. She was feeling sour about politics and politicians that day. It was during the federal government shutdown. (She voted Tuesday, though).
And then the young woman left Meacham’s home, which is in a golf course community.
Imagine Meacham’s surprise when a couple of weeks later in the mail she received a “Virginia Voter Audit” from the Americans For Prosperity Foundation.
It’s a sister organization of the conservative AFP, which is linked to the Tea Party, and was launched with seed money from the Koch Brothers, a couple of ultra-conservative billionaires who have financed many conservative causes.
It was no ordinary letter.
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