Changing Their StoryBy
WRAL reports that State House Speaker Thom Tillis is peddling a new reason for passing a Voter ID bill in North Carolina: restoring public confidence in the election system. Confidence that Republicans such as Hans von Spakovsky have worked so long and so hard to undermine.
Appearing on MSNBC from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Tillis told anchor Craig Melvin:
“We call this restoring confidence in government,” Tillis said. “There are a lot of people who are just concerned with the potential risk of fraud.”
He added a voter ID law “would make nearly three-quarters of the population more comfortable and more confident when they go to the polls.
Right, the way invading Iraq made people more comfortable about the “potential risk” from WMDs. The GOP ginned up the threat from nonexistent WMDs to manufacture public support for a costly invasion. The same way Republicans used the “potential risk” from voter fraud to drum up public support for a bill aimed at suppressing the votes of the elderly, the poor, and minorities.
What was it their “war president,” George W. Bush, said? You can’t get fooled again?