Hillary makes voting rights remarks; RNC responds

By George Miller

2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made a speech, remarking on voting rights, attacking: ID checking to vote, purging voter rolls, curbing universal automatic registration and early voting as discriminatory.  She spoke at Texas Southern University, a historically black college in Houston.

Watch speech:

Hillary Clinton Remarks Voting Rights | Video | C-SPAN.org  (includes transcript)

Most relevant remarks

 

RNC (Republican National Committee) response

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Orlando Watson. Photo: LinkedIn

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“Hillary Clinton’s rhetoric is misleading and divisive. In reality, the vast majority of Americans – including minority voters – support commonsense measures to prevent voter fraud. Clinton’s shameless attacks ignore the fact her Democrat-led home state of New York does not allow early voting while dozens of Republican-led states do. Her exploitation of this issue only underscores why voters find her dishonest and untrustworthy. – Orlando Watson, RNC Communications Director for Black Media
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BACKGROUND
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The American Public Overwhelmingly Support Efforts to Combat Voter Fraud and Preserve Voter Integrity
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Texas TribuneHeadline: “UT/TT Poll: Texans Favor Voter ID by 3-To-1 Margin.” (Ross Ramsey, “UT/TT Poll: Texans Favor Voter Id By 3-To-1 Margin,” Texas Tribune , 10/28/14)
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Washington ExaminerHeadline: “Poll: 8-In-10 Back Voter ID.” (Paul Bedard, “Poll: 8-In-10 Back Voter ID,” Washington Examiner  6/3/15)
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The HillHeadline: “Poll: 70 Percent Support Voter ID laws.” (Mario Trujillo, “Poll: 70 Percent Support Voter ID laws,” The Hill , 5/16/14)
NewsOne Headline: “Poll: Most Black Voters Support Voter ID Laws.” (Donovan Ramsey, “Poll: Most Black Voters Support Voter ID Laws,” NewsOne , 6/3/14)
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States With Voter Integrity Laws Have Seen Increased Minority Turnout
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The Wall Street Journal’sJason Riley: “Black Voter Turnout In 2012 Exceeded The Rate Of White Voter Turnout, Even In The States With The Strictest Voter ID Laws.” (Linda Qiu, “Black Voter Turnout Exceeds White Voter Turnout, Even In States With Strict ID Laws, Pundit Claims,” Politifact , 7/24/14)
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Politifact On Riley’s Claim: “We Rate This Claim True.” (Linda Qiu, “Black Voter Turnout Exceeds White Voter Turnout, Even In States With Strict ID Laws, Pundit Claims,” Politifact , 7/24/14)
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Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionHeadline: “Despite Voter ID Law, Minority Turnout Up In Georgia.” (Shannon McCaffrey, “Despite Voter ID Law, Minority Turnout Up In Georgia,”Atlanta Journal-Constitution , 9/3/12)
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Warsaw Times-Union(IN) Headline: “Voter ID Laws Don’t Hurt Minority Voters.” (Gary Gerard, “Voter ID Laws Don’t Hurt Minority Voters,” Warsaw Times-Union , 8/24/13)
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Clinton’s Home State Of New York Has No Days For Early Voting Or No-Excuse Absentee Voting
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In New York State There Are No Days For Early Voting Or No-Excuse Absentee Voting. ( National Conference Of State Legislatures , Accessed 6/4/15)
 
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Orlando Watson
Communications Director for Black Media
Republican National Committee
(202) 863-5341  desk
(202) 365-3371  mobile
Twitter:  @OrlandoWatson
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George Miller is Publisher of Citizensjournal.us and a “retired” operations management consultant, active in civic affairs, living in Oxnard.

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