Ryan J. Reilly (TPM LIVEWIRE):
Republican-backed voter ID laws and voting list purges are part of a Republican effort to “intimidate people,” Vice President Joe Biden said at a fundraiser for Sen. Maria Cantwell in Seattle on Monday night. From the pool report:Howie P.S.: Here's a report from Joel Connelly: "Biden: Praise, platitudes from K.C. to Seattle." The headline on HuffPo (Nick Wing) from Seattle: "Mitt Romney Is 'Bush On Steroids'." For those who are interested, the Bidens are "visiting Utah Tuesday."
“Republicans have changed the law so you get arrested if you do vote,” he said, apparently joking. He cited efforts in Pennsylvania, Ohio and elsewhere “to essentially try to intimidate people, taking people off the [rolls].”
“This is not your father’s Republican Party.”