“Over the past several years Republican lawmakers, citing concerns of voter fraud and of electoral calculations, have introduced voting restrictions in dozens of states, limiting polling hours, requiring difficult-to-acquire forms of identification, closing polling stations in minority neighborhoods, gerrymandering unapologetically. In doing so, they have reinforced an antidemocratic and often racist image. These lawmakers mostly insist that they press these laws to protect against voter fraud, but some will admit to the underlying truth: The pieces of legislation are aimed at groups that vote for the other party.”   – Nicole Hemmer – US NEWS  – March 10, 2015


LBJ’s Voting Rights speech from March, of 1965