Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Hillary plays race card in Texas
Echoing President Obama’s musing about mandatory voting while leveraging a billionaire’s money, Hillary Clinton is playing the race card in the run-up to the 2016 elections.
Struggling with non-minority voters, Clinton told a crowd at Houston’s historically black Texas Southern University that sweeping changes are needed to get African-Americans to the polls.
“Republicans are systematically and deliberately trying to stop millions of American citizens from voting,” she charged.
The former First Lady’s broadside came three months after Obama suggested that voting be mandatory.
Clinton is aggressively working the legal front to stir up the “disenfranchisement” narrative. Her chief counsel, Marc Elias, has $5 million from left-wing financier George Soros to challenge voting laws around the country.
Texas’ photo-ID law was knocked down by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals as an undue “burden” on minority voters. Other election laws are under fire in South Carolina, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Ohio.
A four-point agenda — pushed by progressive groups and parroted by Hillary — would:
Ensure all U.S. citizens are automatically registered to vote when they turn 18.
Pass legislation to fix a “damaged” Voting Rights Act.
Expand early, absentee and mail voting.
Set a nationwide standard for 20+ days of early in-person voting.
“It’s like building a bank with no locks,” said Jay DeLancy, president of the Voter Integrity Project in North Carolina.
“It speaks only to the idea of making elections more accessible, while giving no regard to any sort of prevention of abuse,” he told Watchdog.org.