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Sanders: Republican Governors Are Trying To ‘Bring Us Back to Jim Crow Days’


Thursday in New York City at the National Action Network Convention, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Republican governors are trying to “bring us back to Jim Crow days.”

Sanders said, “You would have thought that after all we have gone through as a country to make sure that people have the right to vote, regardless of the color of their skin, that these Republican governors would show some mercy and not try to bring us back to Jim Crow days. The idea that they are passing laws restricting the right to vote, making it harder for people to vote—poor people, old people, people of color—that is moving in exactly the wrong way.”

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