The Democratic Party is the institution of slavery, they created it and supported it. Today, they live in denial of their active participation, which is spun by the media and modern Democrats alike. What they fail to mention, selectively and purposefully, is how they wanted the slaves to be counted as citizens—why? To give them greater representation in the new government, all the while denying them their freedom.
Fast forward to today–sound a little like “illegal immigrants” voting agenda?