Tuesday, March 13, 2012

'We Don't Want You to Vote,' Republicans Tell College Students, Elderly, Disadvantaged

This is where it all started---or where it all spilled out in the open in the fall of 1980.

This is a clip from the infamous speech in which the late Paul Weyrich, founder of the right-wing think tank Heritage Foundation, laid bare Republican voter suppression, which has taken many forms since.

Republican voter suppression now takes the form of new Photo ID to Vote laws, which have been adopted in Tennessee and other states, and which are as naked and notorious as any poll tax or Jim Crow Law ever was.

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