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    Why Hillary Clinton is going after voter ID laws?

    Why Hillary Clinton is going after voter ID laws

    The former (and future?) presidential candidate just made her most overtly political speech since stepping down as the nation's top diplomat

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ended a self-imposed political hiatus on Monday, slamming Republican-backed voter ID laws in a biting speech in San Francisco.

    Clinton said the Supreme Court in June had done serious damage with its landmark Voting Rights Act ruling, which cleared the way for states with a history of discrimination to tighten voting laws without federal approval. She also denounced voter ID laws pushed through by state legislatures controlled by the GOP, saying they were being justified as tools to fight the "phantom epidemic of voter fraud," but really just made it harder for minorities and the poor to exercise their voting rights. She referred to North Carolina's new election rules, which were signed into law by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory this week, as the "greatest hits of voter suppression."

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    Re: Why Hillary Clinton is going after voter ID laws?

    She even managed to play the race card.

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    Re: Why Hillary Clinton is going after voter ID laws?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    She even managed to play the race card.
    This ladies and gentlemen is what you call "race baiting"
    Nice try though

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    Re: Why Hillary Clinton is going after voter ID laws?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZapFinch42 View Post
    This ladies and gentlemen is what you call "race baiting"
    Nice try though
    "Not every obstacle is related to race, but anyone who says that racial discrimination is no longer a problem in American elections must not be paying attention," Clinton said.


    Yea, it was me...

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    Re: Why Hillary Clinton is going after voter ID laws?

    Give me a break. You can't even buy cold medicine these days without ID.

    If a "phantom epidemic" exists, it must be the invisible scores of nameless, faceless, ghostly voters floating around that are supposedly disenfranchised by voter ID laws.

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    Re: Why Hillary Clinton is going after voter ID laws?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZapFinch42 View Post
    This ladies and gentlemen is what you call "race baiting"
    Nice try though
    Indeed and it was done by Clinton. There was absolutely no need to invoke "minorities" as she did. If she believes, as some falsely claim, that the poor are negatively impacted by voter ID laws - that would be ALL the poor. Unless she seriously believes wealthy minorities are also impacted negatively by the voter ID laws. You'll have to convince us that she's that stupid.

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    Re: Why Hillary Clinton is going after voter ID laws?

    She needs to raise her political profile.

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    Re: Why Hillary Clinton is going after voter ID laws?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    "Not every obstacle is related to race, but anyone who says that racial discrimination is no longer a problem in American elections must not be paying attention," Clinton said.


    Yea, it was me...
    She isn't wrong.

    More importantly, my point is that the only reason you added that was to turn this into race debate which it didn't have to be.

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    Re: Why Hillary Clinton is going after voter ID laws?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Give me a break. You can't even buy cold medicine these days without ID.

    If a "phantom epidemic" exists, it must be the invisible scores of nameless, faceless, ghostly voters floating around that are supposedly disenfranchised by voter ID laws.
    The justification of the voter ID laws is a "phantom epidemic" of voter fraud. It's a solution to a problem that doesn't exist. The real reason for the voter ID laws is to prevent minorities and the elderly from voting because they usually vote for democrats.

    How would you like it if the tea party was prevented from voting?

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    Re: Why Hillary Clinton is going after voter ID laws?

    A democratic candidate making a speech about issues that are important to democratic voters? Say it ain't so!
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