Thursday, August 22, 2013

Colin Powell: Republican voting restrictions turn off blacks

At the end of a forum for CEOs, former Secretary of State Colin Powell criticized North Carolina's new voting restrictions as stopping people from voting especially when it comes to minorities. He said, "I want to see policies that encourage every American to vote, not make it more difficult to vote. ... It immediately turns off a voting bloc the Republican Party needs. ... These kinds of actions do not build on the base. It just turns people away.” Here's Chris Matthews of Hardball discussing the nationwide trend by Republicans to restrict voting.

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