Hillary Clinton has a new crusade. The Democrats’ only name female candidate for president sees “a sweeping effort to disempower and disenfranchise people of color, poor people and young people from one end of our country to the other.”
In a speech at Texas Southern University, Clinton also charged, “Republicans are systematically and deliberately trying to stop millions of American citizens from voting.” She called on “Republicans at all levels of government with all manner of ambition to stop fearmongering about a phantom epidemic of election fraud and start explaining why they’re so scared of letting citizens have their say.”
Fearmongering? To listen to Clinton’s remarks, you would think that power-drunk authorities are turning away millions of citizens at the voting booth. She even called out GOP presidential hopefuls by name. When Rick Perry was governor of Texas, Clinton charged, he enacted a law “that a federal court said was actually written with the purpose of discriminating against minority voters.” It was a law requiring photo IDs, struck down by one federal judge but stayed by two higher courts.