"When states are not required to go to preclearance anymore, people just don't think about it. Just like you said, we didn't think about it. And that's when voters are disenfranchised, particularly minority voters, voters that don't have the means to go to these polling places many miles away and take the time off work," Mr. Clark, a Democrat, said.
"It is becoming quite clear that the federal government not only knew that this was coming, but had already set up a process for states to get grant dollars to house these illegals in our communities," Mr. Clark said. "This flies directly in the face of the idea and the propaganda coming from the administration that they had no idea this crisis existed and it caught them by surprise. This is a lie."