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Leach Comments On The Poker Vote

Law, 2006-12-03, by TwoGun

About a month ago, the Democrats clobbered the Republicans in the midterm elections. While non-poker issues such as the Iraq war were the major reason for this, some in the poker world speculated on how many angered poker players showed up to vote Democrat after the Republicans pushed through the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act just prior to elections.

Jim Leach, a Congressman from Iowa and sponsor of the UIGEA, lost his seat in the election after serving 30 years in Congress. Earlier polls showed him having a cozy lead on his opponent, so there was a significant shift against him near election day.

In an article published recently, Leach speculated that the poker vote may have caused that shift.

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