Jeb Bush made clear that he fully reversed course on his “lose the primary to win the general” strategy, coming out against re-authorization of the Voting Rights Act at a forum in Des Moines this morning. Calling it an antiquated and out-dated policy, Bush is appealing to the elements in the Republican Party that seek electoral gain through putting up barriers to the ballot box. It’s an indefensible position, but not exactly a surprise considering Jeb’s long history of support for disenfranchising Floridians and Americans generally.
…and read up Jeb’s record on voting rights. Low-lights include:
U.S. Commission On Civil Rights Condemned Florida’s Barriers To Voting For African-Americans During 2000 Election
Commission Issued Report: Black Ballots Thrown Out More Often Than White
Commission Accused Bush Of Ignoring Racial Voting Problems, Called For DOJ Investigation Under Voting Rights Act
Bush’s Policies Set Off A New Wave Of Voter Disenfranchisement Across The Country
Florida Gov. […]Read more after the jump.