6 Other Times Republicans Admitted Voting Restrictions Are Just About Disenfranchising Democrats
Giving Romney Pennsylvania
It doesn’t get more blatant than what Pennsylvania’s House Republican Leader Mike Turzai said in June of 2012, as he listed the Republican state legislature’s accomplishments: “Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done.”
Turzai was wrong. A federal court barred enforcement of the law but the confusion caused by it still had an effect on the election… at least state Republicans believe so.
“I think we had a better election,” Pennsylvania’s GOP chairman Rob Gleason said in July. “Think about this: We cut Obama by 5 percent…I think Voter ID helped a bit in that.”