Al Gore compares long voting lines to Jim Crow laws

Tuesday night, former Vice President Al Gore spoke on Current TV comparing the long lines to vote in Miami-Dade County, Florida to Jim Crow laws.

“It is un-American,” Gore said. “This is a disgrace.”

Voters in some Miami precincts waited as much as five hours to vote, and the New York Times reported that others in Virginia and Texas had waits up to four hours.

“It is a strategy and it is a direct descendant of the racist Jim Crow tactics that were used in the wake of the Civil War to prevent black people from voting,” Gore ranted.

 

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