Rep. Daryl Metcalfe: Over 750,000 Pennsylvanians “Too Lazy” To Vote

I don’t believe any legitimate voter that actually wants to exercise that right and takes on the according responsiblity that goes with that right to secure their photo ID will be disenfranchised. As Mitt Romney said, 47% of the people that are living off the public dole, living off their neighbors’ hard work, and we have a lot of people out there that are too lazy to get up and get out there and get the ID they need. If individuals are too lazy, the state can’t fix that.”

— Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-PA), original sponsor of Pennsylvania’s strict voter ID law that would disenfranchise over 750,000 people, echoing Mitt Romney’s “inelegance” to KDA Radio, via ThinkProgress.

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  • Gigi Gee

    This guy is full of shit. But he’s a Rethug so it’s to be expected.

  • Michael

    The number of voter fraud cases in Pennsylvania is low, so low that the faudulent votes would have been inconsequential to any race in the past decade. I’m mortified that our state would choose to waste funds trying to fix a problem that doesn’t exist and am livid that they are trying to paint this law as something other than what it is…and egregious attempt to affect the outcome of the election.

    The majority of voter fraud cases occur, not at the polls, but via mail-in ballots. The vast majority of mail-in ballots come from Republican voters.

  • stadacona

    He is absolutely correct. At what point, do you liberals expect someone to exert a shred of personal responsibility?

  • BayAreaHomo

    I’m a transplanted Philadelphian. Metcalfe represents a rural district in the middle of nowhere in Western PA’s rust belt. Those losers are always going on about how they don’t like lazy moochers, even as they demand huge cash payments from the Philadelphia metro area that represents 85% of Pennsylvania’s business volume.

    I remember listening to some idiot from that part of the state rip on Philadelphia and its metro area and how “unproductive and welfare-dependent it is.” Someone called into the talk show to ask him what his area’s dominant industries are, and he started stammering and mentioning farming. The guy said “don’t forget rust exports and sheep prostitution.” I LOLed.

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