The recent changes to Voter ID requirements for elections were actually ‘failed gerrymandering,’ admitted Jacob Rees-Mogg.
A lot people thought this is what the Tories were up to, but to admit it so bluntly is quite a surprise.
The Moggster said the new voting rules – which saw voters required to have photo ID when voting – had made it harder for elderly Tories to vote and “upset a system that worked perfectly well”.
He made the comments yesterday at the National Conservatism conference( nothing sinister about that name….)
This is the type of stuff they chatted about:
Adam Bienkov tweeted: “Suella Braverman will address the ‘National Conservatism’ conference later. She will join speakers who: – Want abortion to be banned – Say conditions should be made “harder” for Muslims – Accuse Sunak of not sharing British culture, due to his faith.”
Mogg said: “Parties that try and gerrymander end up finding their clever scheme comes back to bite them – as dare I say we found by insisting on voter ID for elections.”
“We found the people who didn’t have ID were elderly and they by and large voted Conservative, so we made it hard for our own voters and we upset a system that worked perfectly well,” the Brexit obsessive then added.
Adam Schwarz tweeted: “So not only did @Jacob_Rees_Mogg vote for a measure that he knew was gerrymandering, he actually argued for it in Parliament when he knew it would disenfranchise voters: “It is only reasonable to ask people to turn up with their photographic identification”. (13 May 2021)”