GOP Rep Lets the Cat Out of the Bag

Pennsylvania Republican: Voter ID Laws Are

‘Gonna Allow Governor Romney To Win’


By Annie-Rose Strasser

June 25, 2012 – This weekend, Pennsylvania Republican House Leader Mike Turzai (R-PA) finally admitted what so many have speculated: Voter identification efforts are meant to suppress Democratic votes in this year’s election.

At the Republican State Committee meeting, Turzai took the stage and let slip the truth about why Republicans are so insistent on voter identification efforts — it will win Romney the election, he said:

“We are focused on making sure that we meet our obligations that we’ve talked about for years,” said Turzai in a speech to committee members Saturday. He mentioned the law among a laundry list of accomplishments made by the GOP-run legislature.

“Pro-Second Amendment? The Castle Doctrine, it’s done. First pro-life legislation – abortion facility regulations – in 22 years, done. Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done.”

Voter identification efforts disproportionately affect low-income voters of color, a typically Democratic demographic. Despite insistence by Republicans that the efforts are needed to prevent misconduct on election day, voter fraud is less likely than being hit by lighting.


5 thoughts on “GOP Rep Lets the Cat Out of the Bag”

    1. Your tea leaves are reading different from mine, but I hope you’re right! The Voter ID crap is wrong in any case.

  1. Voter ID is far far LESS of a problem than electronic voting machines. These machines don’t leave a permanently recorded ballot independent of machine memory and the software to interpret it. They are also very wide spread in PA. They could win Romney the election without voter ID.

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