Former Vice President and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden addressed voters rights in a South Carolina campaign speech.
During his remarks, Biden referred to bills that he considers to be directed at reducing the black vote.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
“The single most important right you have as an American is the right to vote,” he told an audience in Columbia, South Carolina. “The right to vote. Folks, last year, 24 states introduced or enacted at least 70 bills to curtail the right to vote. And guess what? Mostly directed at, quote, people of color. You see it. We’ve got Jim Crow sneaking back in. No, I mean it.”
Biden made specific references to the Democrat losses in Georgia and Florida as proof of the effectiveness of voter suppression.
The black vote in South Carolina is very important in the Democrat primary.
In another campaign event, Biden confused the name of the current British Prime Minister.
Biden mixes up British PM Theresa May with Margaret Thatcher, who left office in 1990 https://t.co/uMn0XHQYdX
— David Mark (@DavidMarkDC) May 5, 2019
Biden is using race card rhetoric to make an appeal to the black vote in South Carolina.
In 2016, Hillary Clinton convincingly beat Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in South Carolina because she got a huge percentage of the black vote.