Wednesday, June 21, 2006
The GOP Panders to Black Voters
Well, yes, that headline is ironic. Or maybe just sarcastic. Because what really happened is that the GOP decided that protecting voting rights is unfair to southern states.
House GOP leaders on Wednesday tabled the renewal of the 1965 Voting Rights Act under objections from Southern Republicans who complained during a private meeting that the legislation unfairly singles out their states for federal oversight, a leadership aide said.Terribly, terribly unfair, enforcing the Voting Rights Act in states that have had widespread violations of voting rights in the past. That's your cue, Harry, Nancy, and Howard.
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