Clinton slams Alabama’s ‘discriminatory’ voter law
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Saturday accused Alabama lawmakers of advancing “discriminatory” laws to roll back voting rights, as she looks to shore up support with black voters.
In her first visit to Alabama as a presidential candidate, Clinton elevated her call for voting rights as she condemned the state’s decision last week to close 31 driver’s license offices. Nearly all of the offices were in predominantly black neighborhoods.
She urged Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and his Republican-controlled legislature to keep the offices open, and “not just for one day a month."
“Here in Alabama, without the right kind of ID, it’s nearly impossible to vote,” she said as the packed room boomed with applause.
“It’s hard to believe we are back having this same debate about whether every American gets a chance to vote,” she declared, raising her voice as the cheers grew louder. “This is a blast from the Jim Crow past.”
Alabama’s decision to shutter driver’s license offices – which the governor said is a result of budget cuts – has drawn attention nationwide because of the state’s strict voter ID law passed last year.
Democrats have claimed the decision is politically driven because each of the closures takes place in neighborhoods with populations that are at least 75 percent black.Continued:
Clinton described the law as "discriminatory and demeaning” – and one which should be repealed.
Those accusations are serious and should be investigated. What do we find? How about checking the math on the claim about the 31 offices. How misleading or untrue is it? Considering the fact that 22 out of the 31 part-time offices are in majority white counties seems to contradict that narrative. .
What else is wrong with the left-wing voter suppression conspiracy and false narrative ? So much more...
The voter suppression MYTH doesn't even survive a SNOPE'S fact check....
Alabama Secretary of State has Issued his own Statement
After examining the types of I.D. accepted to vote, the locations where an I.D. can be obtained even at no charge including your place of residence, what is the only conclusion that I can reach?
Hillary Clinton has no problem telling outright lies and pandering to any crowd. The complicity of the media such as MSNBC, the Daily Kos, TPM and the Huffington Post to name a few should be cause for some concern if one values credibility and honesty. If one doesn't value these traits, then Hillary Clinton is your candidate and there are plenty of news sources that won't let you or Hillary down throughout the nomination process and through the election.
The facts behind Voter ID
Voter ID - Recommended by the Carter-Ford Commission & Long Overdue