There is apparently no level of exaggeration and falsehood regarding Voter ID laws that the left won’t reach.
That Hillary Clinton would try to scare black people to get them to the ballot box is not surprising. But to do it by reaching back 60 years to an era of the “poll tax” and literacy tests for black voters is surreal.
“Fifty-one years after the Voting Rights Act was signed into law, Americans are now facing the most systematic effort to curtail those rights since the era of Jim Crow,” she said in a statement.
The Democratic presidential nominee praised a court decision that struck down a voter ID law in North Carolina last week and similar efforts in Wisconsin, Texas, Michigan, North Dakota, and Kansas.
“This November, the notion that every American has a voice in shaping our future is at stake. Donald Trump supports discriminatory voting restrictions — and actually claims that without them in place, the results of American elections should be questioned. It’s a dangerous attempt to undermine the legitimacy of our democracy,” Clinton said.
“I have a very different view. I believe America is stronger when we expand access to the ballot box, not restrict it. That’s why I’ll fight to repair the Voting Rights Act, expand early voting, and introduce universal, automatic voter registration.”
President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law on August 6, 1965. The law was meant to prohibit state and local governments to block African Americans from voting.
Note that Clinton is suggesting that those who support voter ID laws support voter suppression. I can’t think of a single voter ID supporter who doesn’t agree with Hillary that we should expand access to the ballot to as many eligible voters as possible.
Also note the truly evil spin she uses to describe Trump’s position. All any of us want is for only eligible voters to vote in the election. This is not a “discriminatory voting restriction.” Aside from ensuring the law of the land is faithfully executed, voter ID laws protect all voters. Voter fraud disenfranchises everyone and taking precautions against it is the least we can do.
Saying that voting rights are under the worst attack since Jim Crow is ludicrous.