This kind of disingenuous BS is why your vote is important!!!
During a “Fox News Sunday” interview, host Shannon Bream gave the Democratic leader a chance to reflect on his recent remark that the U.S. “is on track to repeat what happened in Germany,” and Clyburn stuck to his position.
“The facts are very clear,” he said. “I’ve studied history all of my life. I’ve taught history. And I’m telling you, what I see here are parallels to what the history was in this world back in the 1930s in Germany, in Italy.”
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
One-person, one-vote refers to the rule that one person’s voting power ought to be roughly equivalent to another person’s within the same state.
The rule comes up in the context of strategically drafting voting laws and gerrymandering, used to increase the voting power of particular groups like rural voters to the disadvantage of other groups. Equal Protection as guaranteed by the 5th and 14th amendments require broadly that each person be treated equally in their voting power, but what equality means relies on a series of Supreme Court cases. The most relevant Supreme Court case is Reynolds v. Sims, 377 U.S. 533 (1964). In that case, the Court held that states need to redistrict in order to have state legislative districts with roughly equal populations: “The Equal Protection Clause requires substantially equal legislative representation for all citizens in a State regardless of where they reside.” In Evenwel v. Abbott, 578 U.S. __ (2016), the Supreme Court held that when drawing legislative districts, state legislatures may use the total population of areas within the state, rather than being restricted to using the voting-eligible populations.