What’s left out when she accuses Republicans of violating voter rights is that the people passed the laws in question, so she’s essentially calling Americans racist.
Via Fox News:
Accusing her of “dividing Americans” and political pandering, several of Hillary Clinton’s potential Republican rivals fired back Friday after the Democratic frontrunner accused them of trying to make it more difficult for Americans — particularly minorities and young people — to vote.
Clinton spoke Thursday at Texas Southern University, an historically black institution in Houston. In one of her most partisan speeches as a White House candidate, she directly criticized Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
She described them as members of a GOP vanguard that has made it more difficult for students to vote, cut the numbers of days set aside for early voting and demanded voter ID provisions.
In perhaps her most pointed line, she said: “We have a responsibility to say clearly and directly what’s really going on in our country — because what is happening is a sweeping effort to disempower and disenfranchise people of color, poor people, and young people from one end of our country to the other.”
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican considering a presidential run, accused Clinton on Friday of “demagoguery.”
“Don’t be running around the country dividing Americans,” he told Fox News.
Kasich’s state is also on the other end of a related lawsuit filed in part by Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias.
That suit claims Ohio’s voting restrictions are designed to suppress minority and young voters. It calls for halting a number of measures including laws that restrict the casting of absentee and provisional ballots and limit the times and locations for early voting — such as abolishing an early voting period known as “Golden Week” in which voters could register and cast an in-person ballot the same day.
However, Ohio has an extensive early-voting period of nearly a month. And Kasich noted Clinton’s state of New York doesn’t even offer that kind of early-voting period.
“Don’t come in and say we are trying to keep people from voting when her own state has less opportunity for voting,” Kasich told Fox News. “And she is going to sue my state? That’s just silly.”