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GOP Rep Lets the Cat Out of the Bag

Posted by carldavidson on June 26, 2012

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 Responses to “GOP Rep Lets the Cat Out of the Bag”

  1. James McPherson said

    Wishful thinking, of course. Romney probalby won’t win Pennsylvania, anyway. And even if he does, he’ll still lose the election:

    • carldavidson said

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

  2. James McPherson said

    Agreed–voter suppression by the GOP is a far bigger problem than voter fraud.

  3. Peter Deutsch said

    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.

  4. madashellinpa said

    The Republicans can’t rig the elections so they just won’t let you vote.

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