Texas GOP: Let’s repeal the 1965 Voting Rights Act

The good people over at ThinkProgress.org had strong enough stomachs to read the entire Texas GOP platform for 2012.  One nugget that was in there, was Texas GOP’s desire to repeal the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

I’m sorry – isn’t Texas one of the 9 states that had such egregious acts that kept minorities from voting that basically caused the 1965 Voting Rights Act?  Yes it is.  And isn’t Texas one of the 9 states that has to get approval before updating their voting laws?  Yes again!

We’ve already seen blatant claims that the GOP is pushing for votes for Romney and suppressing votes for Obama for the 2012 election.  This is just another line in their “screw everyone but Republicans” playbook.

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