Death of Curtis Gans

March 15, 2015

Activist, voter turnout expert dies
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By BEN NUCKOLS, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Curtis Gans, a liberal activist, journalist and recognized expert on voter turnout in the United States, has died. He was 77.

Gans, a northern Virginia resident, died of lung cancer Sunday night at a hospital in Frederick, Maryland, said his only son, Aaron Gans.

Gans was co-founder, with Allard Lowenstein, of the "Dump Johnson" movement, which sought an alternative to President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968 because...

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