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Allen West Gives Thumbs Down To Gingrich's Call To Bring Back Voter Literacy Tests

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As Matt Yglesias reported over the weekend, Gingrich said during a speech to the Georgia Republican Party:

"You know, folks often talk about immigration. I always say that to become an American citizen, immigrants ought to have to learn American history. [applause] But maybe we should also have a voting standard that says to vote, as a native born American, you should have to learn American history. [applause] You realize how many of our high school graduates because of the decay of the educational system, couldn't pass a citizenship test."

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