Speaking to the Rochester 912 crowd last night, Speaker O’Brien slipped up on his talking points and voiced what’s really happening when conservatives trump up charges of voter fraud: they are trying to suppress votes.
Turning to the issue of voter fraud prevention, O’Brien said his party will “tighten up the definition of a New Hampshire resident.” He said that Plymouth, a college town, experiences 900 same-day voter registrations.
“They are kids voting liberal, voting their feelings, with no life experience,” he said. He then discussed the need for voters to have a photo I.D., to prove who they are, just as they must do when cashing a check.
Speaker O’Brien, just what age do you deem appropriate for people to have voting rights? And more to the point – why are you trying to undermine democratic participation just to please your own political interests?