The Republican Party of Pennsylvania issued a statement today from Chairman Rob Gleason after a photo reportedly Tweeted from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. showed that the Pennsylvania Democratic Party was requiring delegates to show photo ID to pick up credentials.
“The fact that the Pennsylvania Democrats are requiring photo ID to pick up credentials at its own convention is the height of hypocrisy,” Gleason said in the release. “The sensational arguments that Democrats have been making against Voter ID simply lose all credibility in this one Twitter photo.”
“It is hard to fathom that Democrats are more concerned about protecting their convention than protecting the integrity of Pennsylvania’s election but the fact they implemented their own ‘Voter ID’ in Charlotte proves it,” Gleason continued. “While just another example of ‘Do As I Say, Not As I Do,’ it also reminds us that it’s time to stop these ridiculous scare tactics. When will the Democrats stop cultivating a culture of fear around voting this election and simply join with us in helping to protect the sanctity of the ballot for all voters?”
Representatives for the Democrats were unavailable for comment.
Norristown Patch will update this post with a response from state Democratic representatives when one is made available.
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