Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped aboard the “voter suppression” express while in Texas on Friday, claiming that “Republicans are systematically and deliberately trying to stop millions of American citizens from voting.”
As proof of this outlandish charge, she cited several governors who have tightened voter rules and worked to keep voter rolls up to date.
She slammed former Texas governor Rick Perry for signing a voter photo ID law and for “applauding” the Supreme Court’s shelving the section of the Voting Rights Act that had put Texas and other Southern states for 50 years under special scrutiny.
She took a shot at Wisconsin governor Scott Walker for signing a law reining in the Badger State’s lax early voting to weekdays only from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
It’s tempting to dismiss all this as typical partisan jabs, since all of the governors she cited are Republicans who are potential opponents of hers in next year’s presidential election.
But who are the millions of “American citizens” who cannot vote?
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