A note on voter ID

At the Republican State Committee meeting, Pennsylvania Republican House Leader Mike Turzai openly admitted the truth about voter identification efforts —  they are meant to suppress Democratic votes in this year’s election and will win the election for Mitt Romney. Specifically, Turzai 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.”

Of course the Republicans are not clamoring for anything that would eliminate election fraud. That could well backfire on their plans. But those three or four voters that were caught trying to vote using someone else’s ID are more than enough reason to make it very difficult for working people, students, minorities, and people with the same name as known felons to vote.

It’s important to note that Turzai also identified having successfully implemented pro-gun doctrines and pro-life doctrines, the strange combination of allowing life to be taken violently while still demanding that life is sacred.


Here is another article on the same subject, this one called The Republican War on Elections.

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