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Voter identification laws are commonly understood to be just one of the more common methods by which Republican lawmakers across the country attempt to suppress voter turnout. Rarely do said lawmakers openly admit that such policies are merely tools to swing elections, but I guess Rep. Glenn Grothman, a Republican from Wisconsin, was riding a liiiiiiiittle too high after Ted Cruz’s win over Donald Trump in the state’s primary last night.

In an interview with the local NBC affiliate in Milwaukee, Grothman—who represents a district just northwest of the city—was asked by reporter Charles Benson how a Republican presidential candidate such as Cruz could win the state for the first time since Ronald Reagan in 1984. Grothman’s response: Hillary and barely legal discriminatory practices. Via WTMJ:

Well, I think Hillary Clinton is just about the weakest candidate the Democrats have ever put up, and now we have photo ID, and I think photo ID is going to make a little bit of a difference as well.

Democracy in action.