Is the Republican’s Shrinking Tent Behind Their War on Voting?

But stunts and high profile exceptions do not disprove — nor even address — the statistical reality Wang and the Brennan Center describe.

The demographic trend lines are clearly against the Republican Party.

But rather than work to broaden the party’s appeal, some GOP leaders have chosen instead to narrow the other party’s base under the guise of addressing a problem that does not exist.

Thus, you get a campaign to gut the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Thus, you get restrictive new Voter ID laws.

Thus you get Florida (like New Mexico and Colorado) culling its voter rolls of noncitizens and somehow, apparently by sheer happenstance, targeting those most likely to vote for the other party.

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