A black conservative believes Hillary Clinton's recent speech attacking voter ID laws is nothing more than pandering to blacks as she eyes a 2016 presidential run.
David Almasi, a spokesman for the black conservative organization Project 21, says Clinton knows that she did poorly among black voters in her 2008 primary run against Barack Obama.
"She believes this is her way to unlock the black vote,” Almasi tells OneNewsNow. “It's pandering. It's untrue. It's spreading terrible lies about voter ID laws. It stirs up racial tension."
The former Secretary of State recently addressed members of the American Bar Association in San Francisco. Most of her speech attacked the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down a key section of the Voting Rights Act, requiring that 15 mostly Southern "red" states get approval from the Department of Justice before changing their election systems.
Clinton called the SCOTUS ruling an "assault on voting rights."
Almasi says Clinton and other Democrats oppose voter ID laws because they want as many people to the polls as possible, whether they deserve to vote or not.
"If that's illegal aliens. If that's people voting twice. If that's people voting in the name of dead people,” says Almasi. “The only reason it seems to me is that they've got ideas to allow fraud to happen. They might not be behind that fraud, but they know it happens and they want to see it be able to happen."
Almasi says Hillary Clinton should be ashamed of herself for her comments on voter ID laws.
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