GOP Rep.: Wisconsin Voter ID Law Will Help Republicans In General Election

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A Republican congressman on Tuesday night acknowledged that the new law requiring a photo ID to vote in Wisconsin could help Republican candidates at the polls in the general election.

“I think Hillary Clinton is about the weakest candidate the Democrats have ever put up. And now we have photo ID, and I think photo ID is going to make a little bit of a difference as well,” Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI), a supporter of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), told Milwaukee television station TMJ4 when asked how either Cruz or Donald Trump could win in November.

The chair of Wisconsin’s Democratic party, Martha Laning, quickly bashed Grothman’s comment.

“Well there it is – If you can’t win Wisconsinite’s votes the fair and square way, you impose voter id to gain an advantage so you win,” she wrote in a Facebook post.

Watch Grothman’s comment via TMJ4:


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  1. Grothman is an awful, awful person and, not so coincidentally, the personification of the Wisconsin Republican id. If he’s in the spotlight, it should undo anything voter ID does for them.

  2. Well, everyone knows that the purpose of voter ID laws is to suppress the vote of groups that typically vote Democratic. The only difference now is that Republicans aren’t even bothering to deny it anymore.

  3. in other words… we rigged the game as well as we could… we’re hoping it disenfranchised 300000 potential Democratic voters…

    elections have consequences and we’re making sure we don’t squander our opportunity…

  4. Does anyone need anymore proof that every new voter ID law is really about voter suppression.
    We have known this from the start. It is very frustration that more is not being done about it.

  5. These puny republiCANTS are just that…puny and so insecure in their own skin!

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