Interviewer: Do you think photo I.D. would have made any difference to the outcome of this election? State Senator Alberta Darling: Absolutely.Rachel Maddow:
Interviewer: Really? Of this election?
Yes, I think so. We're looking at all sorts of different precincts and all sorts of same-day registrations. I know people will go, we won't have fraud and abuse in our election, but why can't we have Voter I.D. when the majority of our people in Wisconsin want it, we passed it, the Governor signed it. Why should one judge in Dane County be able to hold it up?
"The absence of a Voter I.D. law, the Romney campaign co-chair in Wisconsin says is why Mitt Romney lost the election in that state.
She's saying one of two things here. She's either saying the only reason President Obama was elected in Wisconsin this year is because of voter fraud, from these people who were showing up and registering and voting, and they shouldn't have been allowed to vote, more than 200,000 of them in Wisconsin, and this Voter I.D. bill would have stopped that from happening and thereby giving the state to Mitt Romney. She's either saying that, or she's saying that Voter I.D. would keep enough legal voters from voting; that Republicans could win the election just by keeping people who have a legal right to vote from exercising that right to vote. I mean, either way it's a remarkable assertion by a Republican State Senator and by the Romney campaign chair in Wisconsin, right?
Of course there are not 200,000 Wisconsin-bound voters perpetuating voter fraud. My lord, wouldn't someone have noticed them literally pouring over the borders of Wisconsin? Wouldn't someone have rolled the cameras?
So the real position of the GOP is that there are a lot of people out there who are eligible to vote whom we do not want to vote. We will make it so difficult for them to vote that we will suppress 200,000 votes in Wisconsin alone! Imagine that - this is a major political party dedicated to making sure people do not vote. Amazing. And Romney wonders why minorities prefer Obama? You see, Mitt, he lets them vote! He isn't out there every day trying to take away their civil rights. Generally when one party spend thousands of hours a year intentionally making you a non-citizen, you don't want to vote for them.