Who Cares About Voting Rights?

Asked by Al Sharpton on his radio show what she expected yesterday’s debating Republican candidates to say about voting rights on the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Hillary Clinton had this to say (per The Hill‘s Jesse Byrnes):

“I don’t think I need to watch it to know that nearly everybody standing on that stage in the first or second debate has either actively sought to limit the right to vote in their state or supported the efforts to limit the right to vote,” Clinton said.

“I expect them all to give lip service to the idea that has been disproved repeatedly, but which they use to justify their partisan goals — namely [that] there is this massive amount of voter fraud going on,” Clinton said.

She was actually giving the GOPers and their Fox News interrogators too much credit: unless I somehow missed it, there were no references to voting rights in either event.

Nice job of minority outreach, GOP!

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.