PoliticsNation | March 13, 2012
>>> news about the fight against unfair gop voting laws. attorney general erinc., holder is making big moves to crackdown on voter i.d. laws and protect the vote. the justice department just rejected texas voter i.d. laws under the voting rights act . earlier, it said no to south carolina 's effort to suppress the vote. tonight, in an exclusive interview with nbc, holder spoke out on why he's getting tough.
>> these voter i.d. laws solutions that deal with a problem that does not really exist. these laws that disenfranchise people, perhaps as many as 800,000 in texas , are unnecessary and go counter to the great tradition of the american people , which was to expand the opportunity people have to vote. what we are talking about here is a constitutional right, this is not a privilege, the right to vote is something that's fundamental to who we are as americans.
>> fundamental as to who we are as americans. he is right on target. this is exactly why we spent a week in alabama, marching from selma to montgomery, so shed a light on one of the worst tack it was the gop is employing to steal the election, by trying to disenfranchise millions of voters. we are making progress but the fight back is only beginning. both south carolina and texas , those states have said they are going to fight the justice department . i can assure you that activists, ministers, labor leaders in those states organizing to protect their right to vote. and we will