Sharpton: Texas GOP Is Trying To Be Racist ‘Without Calling It Racist’ 1

Sharpton: Texas GOP Is Trying To Be Racist ‘Without Calling It Racist’

President of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton and Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin Victoria DeFrancesco Soto on the Republicans in the Texas House giving final passage to their voter restriction bill and the need for federal voting rights legislation to counteract restrictive measures.

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    1. @Roman Temniuk you sure about that??.. considering all the Covid deaths BEFORE the election in those swing states were Red..not blue..as Reds chose NOT to even TRY to stop the spread of the virus!!..so many got sick and died!!..had that not happened..Trump would still be Prez..think about it!!

    2. Let’s hope not. ‘Die another day’. Could be a Bond movie. Or did they already have that one?
      ‘The day Trump died and no one showed up for his cremation’.

      Or, ‘Killing Trump’ By Bill Oriely.

    3. The way they rigged the system, the whole point is the minority can disregard the will of the majority.

  1. Republicans can’t make it any more obvious just how badly the party has degenerated as to try to interfere with people’s right to vote.

    1. @JK F1 You and I will care when the vaccines that are available are no longer viable because of all the new variants that are being created.

    1. How does this restrict anything. Lol
      You mean ensure votes are legal.
      Dems have to have illegal imagination for illegal votes. Lol

    2. Exactly. Democrats cant win without cheating. If they werent up to no good this bill wouldnt affect them.

  2. Texas Republicans are the worst of the worst. Their obvious desperation to stay in power is just pathetic.

    1. @maria schultz
      Gas prices have been affected by the economic ramifications of TFG’s bungled Covid response.
      They’re likely to go higher now that Abbot has screwed Texas.

  3. If I were in the Texas legislature, I’d happily comply and avoid the term “racism”.
    And I’d just call it out using the term “bigotry”.
    Wouldn’t want to hurt the GQP’s widdle fee-fees….

    1. Scientists say looney lefties will run out of things to call “racist” by 2023. I wonder why Demokkkrats are against election integrity… And why do Demokkkrats think American citizens can’t get an ID? NYC will require vaccine ID to eat indoors, but requiring ID to vote for the most powerful person on Earth is…”racist”? Looney lefty logic.

    2. @Cid Sapient Texas already has the strictest election laws in the entire country. The processes does not need to be made even more needlessly difficult. Unless of course, your goal is to disenfranchise minorities.

    3. @Max Preston “Texas already has the strictest election laws in the entire country.”
      no they dont…
      “The processes does not need to be made even more needlessly difficult.”
      yes it does
      its a fkn election for the president
      its not supposed to be convenient cuz ur fkn lazy
      what u say is needless is voter ID…
      or poll workers being able to hand out gifts to ppl in line
      or removed drop boxes that existed during a pandemic that are no longer needed
      “Unless of course, your goal is to disenfranchise minorities.”
      they are minorities not invalids
      but ur obviously a racist and a liar

  4. These methods are one of the reasons why I’m ashamed to be from this state that lost all civility decades ago. Their crookedness is now on full display!

  5. The efforts by the bigots in this state are now on full display, one more reason why I’m ashamed to be from Texas.

    1. @Karl Todd I don’t think that is fox propaganda I’m not a democrat or a republican I always vote for who does the best job . What I see is a government trying to take control of state voting rights . Hitler did this in 1933 once he did he made it impossible to vote thus controlling the untire country. They also did this in Cuba . I don’t watch fox but I certainly don’t agree with the direction the demarats are pushing this . It could eventually lead to one government you might think that is a good idea however once that right is gone you will never get it back and it could go way south like laws being created that you might not agree to there won’t be any one to stop in . History has taught us that a one government country leads to dictator ship not a good direction to go keep in mind this is why so many people are coming to are country to get out of countries like that america will no longer be a free country

    2. @Kurtis Seck lmao your literally comparing whats going on right now to Cuba and nazi Germany. And bull sounds like your already down that rabbit hole. Wow people half to get a shot for a deadly virus to go away cry me a river !

  6. I pray with All My Heart that The John Lewis Act Becomes the Law of The Land All Across The United States!!!!

    1. If it fails, don’t point at Republicans. Point the finger where it belongs. At Democrats. Racist Republicans and Democrats who have other things on their wish list that they prioritize OVER the issue of racism.

    2. @Kermit T. Frog why do Democrats bring up race racism all the time??.
      What does that have to do with voting or killing someone. ??
      Just like blm its a joke. .

  7. *It’s very likely that 2022 will break the “party in the White House loses the midterms” pattern.* The insurrection staged by the Republicans on January 6th has caused their party to suffer greatly… not only in terms of public opinion, but they’ve also lost an enormous number of voters. The GOP has pretty much destroyed themselves. Good riddance.

    1. @Tessmage Tessera That’s the way of today’s GOP. They are in desperation mode right now. They want to try and suppress the minority vote because they know that when people of color (as well as young people) in this country turn out to vote in large numbers, democrats win. The GOP (especially the Trump wing) is trying to seize every opportunity imaginable to try and cheat their way into office before they potentially become an obsolete party. But even with their voter suppression tactics in place, I still predict that they are going to be in for a rude awakening in upcoming elections because of the reasons I stated above. Their suppression efforts are likely going to backfire on them.

    2. The “insurrection” was cleared by the FBI who said there was “scant” evidence that Trump incited it nor that there was some grand conspiracy to take over the Capitol.

      Turns out it was mostly peaceful.

  8. we keep asking this question – WHY?
    it’s obvious – they DO NOT want black/brown people voting
    it’s that simple

    1. Scientists say looney lefties will run out of things to call “racist” by 2023. I wonder why Demokkkrats are against election integrity… And why do Demokkkrats think American citizens can’t get an ID? NYC will require vaccine ID to eat indoors, but requiring ID to vote for the most powerful person on Earth is…”racist”? Looney lefty logic.

    2. @JK F1 election integrity my a$$. Election integrity is fine- Texas trending blue is the problem- hence the racist new Jim Crow voting laws.

    3. Yep! Idiots are still waiting for Mike Lindell & Arizona FRAUDitto expose the nonexistent fraud that will justify all these new racist voter suppression laws

  9. Too bad there isn’t enough $$$ and people with the courage to move into those gerrymandered red areas..the best way to defeat them is to wait til after they draw the gerrymandered lines and then move into those areas…LOL..would be fun to watch if Dems and Independents to trip up Repubs..

  10. let;s start auditing the state of Texas’ elections I’d be curious to see if it’s really a red state.

    1. They are doing an audit in Texas. But it’s to verify the fraud that was committed in all fifty states. Be careful what you wish for.

  11. When you have long lines especially in only certain areas, inadequate drop boxes, and difficulties with vote by mail during a pandemic you presumptively have bad government and corrupt officials.

    1. I think we should offer to put them in witness protection so they can explain how and by who they have become compromised. They and republican are acting like they are in fear and doing insane things no human with a sliver of a conscious would ever do.

  12. Im so angry on Manchin and sinema, they’re preventing and holding to voting rights bill and let Republicans gerrymander and still the future elections.

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