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Republican official's 'head of household' comment on voting rights alarms Utah residents

Posted at 11:20 AM, Jan 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-16 11:20:50-05

LAYTON, UT (KUTV/CNN) - A Republican Party official in Utah is under fire for a Facebook post that seemingly questions the right for women to vote.

"The more I study history the more I think giving voting rights to others not head of household has been a grave mistake!" Casey Fisher posted.

Fisher, a precinct chair with the Davis County GOP made the comments Sunday and was met with swift condemnation, so vicious that he shut down his Facebook page.

Fisher agreed to address the comments Monday but never showed up to the interview.

His boss, county GOP chair Teena Horlacher, defended him, saying the outrage about the post was "ridiculous" and politically motivated. She said her precinct chair was the victim of the "Thought Police" and that Fisher's beliefs were "in line with the beliefs of the founding fathers."

The chairman of the state GOP says the comments do not reflect the views of the Republican Party, adding that Fisher won't face any official consequences.

Horlacher also said that people misunderstood Fisher's post but would not say what he meant by it.

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