PA Republican Leader Admits: The Fewer People Who Vote, the Better for the GOP
I always love those moments when a GOP politician thinks he’s among friends and can let his guard down a little, and says something like this, laying bare the true agenda behind the push for Voter ID laws: Turzai: Voter ID Law Means Romney Can Win in PA.
“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.”
There it is, folks. A naked admission that the purpose of making it more difficult to vote is to tilt elections toward the Republican Party. The people most affected by Voter ID laws are the ones most likely to vote Democratic; it’s a simple equation.
That’s the end game for all of these bogus “vote fraud” allegations: if they can whip up enough fear over non-existent vote fraud, they’ll be able to pass laws restricting who can vote.
And the fewer people who vote, the better for the Republican Party.