She couldn’t vote before 1965, just as I couldn’t.
Rev. Jesse Jackson
…referring to the Voting Rights Act that abolished poll taxes, literacy tests and other ways whites across the Deep South kept minorities from voting.
he and other
…Civil rights leaders [are] bothered by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s stance on issues like requiring voters to show their IDs at the polls…Jackson and other critics have said the law is merely a new, covert effort to take away the right to vote from older blacks and poor people, groups who historically tend to vote for Democrats and are less likely to have a driver’s license or other government-issued ID.