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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:07 PM

Scott Tranter, Republican Consultant: Voter ID And Long Lines Help Our (GOP) Side

Republican campaign consultant Scott Tranter appeared on a panel Monday hosted by the Pew Center on the States to discuss the long lines and voter ID controversies that plagued the 2012 election. In his comments, Tranter seemed to imply that he believed these issues were helpful to Republicans and should be pursued for that reason.

"A lot of us are campaign officials -- or campaign professionals -- and we want to do everything we can to help our side. Sometimes we think that's voter ID, sometimes we think that's longer lines -- whatever it may be," Tranter said with a laugh.

Tranter owns Vlytics, a company that was paid more than $3,000 by former presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign for "data consulting."

Watch the Full Segment on HuffPost Live.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/10/republican-voter-id-scott-tranter_n_2273927.html

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UCmeNdc Dec 2012 OP
Historic NY Dec 2012 #1
lancer78 Dec 2012 #2
redstatebluegirl Dec 2012 #3

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:22 PM

1. These guys need to see the inside of a cell.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:27 AM

2. Long lines are a 2 way street.

I wonder if this guy ever thought about the fact that long lines impact all voters, just not democratic ones. I would like to ask this guy just one question. Who do you think will wait in line longer on a cold Ohio night? A 66 year old with arthritis or a 32 year old african-american who feels his or her right to vote is being usurped by the curtailing of early voting?

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:30 AM

3. This guy is not a player

If he were an important consultant to Republicans he would have made a lot more than 3000 dollars for "data consulting". He is posturing trying to say he is more important than he clearly is to Republicans. A young arrogant guy to be sure but he is no player in this game.

It does amaze me how these folks can shoot themselves in the foot virtually every time a microphone is present though....

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