By contrast, in 1980, Paul Weyrich, a leading Republican party strategist, famously said:
||I don't want everybody to vote. ... [O]ur leverage in the elections ... goes up as the voting populace goes down.
—Paul Weyrich, Remarks to the Religious Roundtable (August 1980)
Perhaps coincidentally, since 1981, the Republican National Committee (RNC) has lost multiple court judgments for fraudulent anti-fraud initiatives that targeted likely Democratic voters. On October 26, 2016, the Democratic National Committee again took the RNC to court over current claims of voter suppression.