Tea Party leader says GOP doesn’t want black folks to vote

Pat Cunningham

THIS helps explain the voter-suppression efforts of Republicans in certain states, doesn’t it?

A tea party leader in Dallas is facing a backlash after saying the Republican Party doesn’t want African-American voters to show up at the polls.

“I’m going to be real honest with you,” Tea Party leader Ken Emanuelson [above} said at a Dallas County Republican Party event on May 20. “The Republican Party doesn’t want black people to vote if they are going to vote 9-to-1 for Democrats.”

In a statement posted on Facebook, Emanuelson said he misspoke during the meeting. He said he shouldn’t have spoken ...

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