CNN’s Costello Attacks GOP on Voter ID: 'It Seems...They Are Trying to Suppress the Black Vote'

connor.williams | June 24, 2015
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On Wednesday, CNN Newsroom host Carol Costello and Democratic strategist Paul Begala  attacked both the GOP and Jeb Bush for their positions on voter ID laws. Costello dismissed Republican voter ID concerns by asserting that there “are very few cases of voter fraud in our nation.” She added that, to critics, “it seems that they are trying to suppress the black vote.”

After briefly congratulating the former Florida governor for removing the Confederate flag from state grounds 14 years ago, Begala went after Bush: “But there is a reality here in America, we've got to do better by voting rights, where the Republicans, especially Jeb Bush, have terrible records. He purged voters in Florida.”