Monday, April 11, 2016

GOP Insiders Invoke Jim Crow-Style Discrimination to Stop Trump Voters

Similar to Jim Crow era, GOP excludes thousands of voters from Colo. caucus
Kit Daniels - April 11, 2016 

The GOP reenacted Jim Crow-style discrimination to stop Colorado Republicans from voting for Donald Trump – and may attempt to do the same in other states.

During most of the 20th century, Jim Crow laws were enacted to discourage African-Americans from voting – and thereby influencing – political elections in the South.

“African-Americans were not allowed to vote in the Democratic primary elections,” revealed. “White Democrats said the Democratic Party was a ‘club’ and did not allow black members.”

And something similar just happened in Colorado: state GOP leaders admitted the Colorado Republican Party was a ‘club’ that did not allow Trump supporters – which includes voters of nearly every demographic in the state.

“GOP leaders have never provided a satisfactory reason for forgoing a presidential preference poll, although party chairman Steve House suggested on radio at one point that too many Republicans would otherwise flock to their local caucus,” the Denver Post reported. “Imagine that: party officials fearing that an interesting race might propel thousands of additional citizens to participate, but of course that might dilute the influence of elites and insiders.”

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