Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: Are We “Too Broke To Vote?” Wisconsin GOP Member Admits Use Of Voter Suppression Tactics To Impact Elections


In this edition of The Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast, Martin discusses the controversy surrounding Nick Cannon’s “Too Broke To Vote” spoken word composition that has sparked a debate over the virtues of voting.

Martin asks listeners to share their thoughts on the controversial video and asks if Nick Cannon calling for the Black electorate to skip the 2016 presidential election or is he trying to raise the consciousness of Black voters?

Later in the show listen to the NewsOne Now discussion with Hip Hop artist/ activist Jasiri X, Ralph Chittams, Senior Vice Chairman for the DC Republican Party; Dr. Wilmer Leon, Political Scientist/Syndicated Columnist, SiriusXM Radio; and Angela Peoples, Co-Director, GetEQUAL

Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz win their party’s respective Wisconsin primaries. What does this mean for the 2016 presidential race. Political pundits may have been too quick to crown Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as the nominees for the Democratic and Republican parties.

Rep.Glenn Grothman admits during a recent interview that Republicans in Wisconsin are using voter suppression tactics to sway elections. Grothman told local Milwaukee reporter Charles Benson:

Well, I think Hillary Clinton is about the weakest candidate the Democrats have ever put up, and now we have photo ID, and I think that photo ID is going to make a little bit of a difference as well.

Plus, Martin discusses Republicans ongoing efforts to suppress the Black vote with the use of discriminatory voter ID laws verses speaking to the issues that would attract minority voters to their party.

All that and more in this edition of “The Roland Martin Show” Audio Podcast.

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