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More women means more liberalism

ELECTING MORE women “for the sake of democracy” as Swanee Hunt argues (Op-ed, Jan. 2 ), ignores the fact that women have historically favored the candidates and government programs that improve their “safety net.” Several years ago, John R. Lott Jr. and Lawrence W. Kenny, published a paper, “Did Women’s Suffrage Change the Size and Scope of Government?”

One chart shows the per capita state expenditures rising dramatically after women were allowed to vote in different states.

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