In a startling admission earlier this week, the head of the Pennsylvania GOP said that the controversy surrounding the state’s voter identification law prevented President Obama from claiming a larger margin of voters in the ’12 election.
Pennsylvania GOP Chairman Rob Gleason made the comments during an interview this Wednesday with the Pennsylvania Cable Network. He was asked if the attention generated by the law, which wasn’t in effect in November, actually had an effect on the election.
Yeah, I think a little bit. We probably had a better election. Think about this, we cut Obama by five percent, which was big. A lot of people lost sight of that. He won — he beat McCain by ten percent, he only beat Romney by five percent. I think voter ID helped a bit in that.
Hear Gleason’s remarks in the video below.