Wayne Allard's Voting Record

Wayne Allard has an abysmal voting record on crime and civil liberties issues. You can check it out at Wayne Allard on the Issues. Allard

  • Voted NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeus corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Supports more prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001) Not only is his record awful, he refuses to defend it and says we shouldn't hold it against him. This letter to the editor i n today's Rocky Mountain News expresses our sentiments well:
    Allard's dismissive attitude hypocritical

    After watching the recent Senate debate, I was appalled by Sen. Wayne Allard's efforts to distance himself from his voting records. I could not believe he stared into the camera and told voters they should not hold him accountable for his votes cast as a United States congressman!

    Allard suggested Coloradans ignore the fact that he voted against providing health insurance to children, The Family and Medical Leave Act, and in favor of abolishing the U.S. Department of Education.

    It would be one thing if he chose to defend his votes. However, he blatantly told voters to pretend they never existed. It's the height of hypocrisy for Allard to say that his experience matters, but in the same breath tell us that his past votes shouldn't be an issue because they happened "back when he was in the House."

    I plan on holding Allard accountable on Nov. 5. I'll be casting my vote for Tom Strickland.

    D. Beth Quinn
    Particlularly in this squeaker of a Senate race, your vote can make the difference. Take the time tomorrow to vote for Tom Strickland. Every vote counts.
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