VIDEO-- Republican consultant: Voter ID laws, long lines "help our side."



Former Florida GOP leaders, including Charlie Crist, recently said that voter suppression was the reason for new state election laws.

In fact, former Florida Republican Party chairman Jim Greer came right out and said that state Republicans tried to suppress the black vote and called his fellow GOPers “whack-a-do, right-wing crazies.”

Via HuffPo, Republican campaign consultant Scott Tranter was on a panel hosted by the Pew Center and came right out and said this:

"A lot of us are campaign officials -- or campaign professionals -- and we want to do everything we can to help our side. Sometimes we think that's voter ID, sometimes we think that's longer lines -- whatever it may be."

Or as those on the right would put it, "How dare you accuse us of voter suppression! You're just imagining things."

Good grief, what more do voters need? This party is admitting out loud what bottom feeders they are. They've told Americans over and over again that they'll lie, cheat, and steal in order to win, because they sure can't on their policy positions. So dirty tricks it is then.

However, per Reuters, things may very well change. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a speech in Boston that U.S. election officials should register eligible voters automatically and take steps to reduce the same long lines that the GOP claims to relish.

Just do it already.

  • This is how the party thinks it will embrace more of the electorate, especially people of color, who became infuriated and came out in droves this cycle. The GOP will never change, they've always represented the rich and will circumvent the law to placate their masters or steal elections. Most Americans do not want to be a part of that, we value Democracy and aren't driven by Randian, "Free Market at All Costs" philosophy. Free for the greedy rich corporations who pay no taxes, but oppressive for the working family.

  • Republican consultant: Voter ID laws, long lines “help our side.”

    Yeah, Scott -- they did wonders for you this last presidential election. 🙂

    The modern GOP:  a place where voting should be made as difficult as possible -- but sticking a vaginal probe into a woman without her consent should be as easy as possible . . .