When I first wrote about Newt Gingrich’s plan to violate the Voting Rights Act and impose a poll test that would disenfranchise poor people, blacks, and Latinos I thought maybe this was just his mouth running. But Travis Waldron reports from Iowa that Gingrich is reiterating his support:
GINGRICH: [Immigrants] need to pass a test of American history. And candidly, it wouldn’t be bad to have a test like that for young Americans before they start voting.
I wonder if a question about the historic use of such tests as a key pillar of white supremacy could make it onto Gingrich’s proposed test?