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|Corporate front group ALEC -- which lets big corporations write legislation and then pass it off to state legislatures to be enacted -- is hurting. In recent days, six major corporations and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have decided to stop funding the group, which has been engaged in pushing voter suppression and "Stand Your Ground" laws.
This has prompted ALEC to whine that it is being silenced by an "intimidation" campaign. (It used the word four times in a single short press release.) ALEC claims that by publicly urging companies to voluntarily leave the organization, critics are trying to "eliminate discourse."
In an ironic move, ALEC is apparently deleting comments on its Facebook page that are critical of the corporate front group. See pages of comments that ALEC has deleted thanks to Pinterest user Wagatwe...