’Jim Crow is sneaking back’, Biden tells South Carolina crowd

’Jim Crow is sneaking back’, Biden tells South Carolina crowd

Former VP Joe Biden warned about threats to voting rights during his first campaign stop in South Carolina. ’We’ve got Jim Crow sneaking back in’, Biden said Saturday at a rally in Columbia, comparing new restrictions on voting to the racial segregation laws of the past. Biden cited numerous states’ voting laws which he said are ’mostly directed at people of color’.

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11% of Americans dont have valid voter ID. that's about 3.5 million people. broken down along racial lines its 8% of white people and 25% of black people. Some states go even farther, NC proposed a law within days of part of the voting rights act being struck down. The law had 5 parts and only one of those was a voter ID however the other parts of the bill seems specifically designed to stop black people from voting. The law passed but was overthrown in an appeals court. The appeals court noted that the North Carolina Legislature "requested data on the use, by race, of a number of voting practices" — then, data in hand, "enacted legislation that restricted voting and registration in five different ways, all of which disproportionately affected African Americans." The changes to the voting process "target African Americans with almost surgical precision." https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/07/29/487935700/u-s-appeals-court-strikes-down-north-carolinas-voter-id-law

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