The Government is pushing through changes to voter registration in this country. This will mean that each elector will have to fill in a separate registration form – a change from the current arrangements where only one form per household is required. This is allegedly designed to reduce electoral fraud.
Interestingly, these same arguments are used by Republicans to justify changes in voter ID rules in key states in the United States
And here is the Pennsylvania Republican House Leader boasting to his State Republican Party that the real purpose was to ensure that Romney wins Pennsylvania this November:
With research suggesting that the numbers on the electoral register will plummet under the proposed new arrangements in this country, can we expect a gung-ho David Cameron boasting to a future Conservative Party Conference that the Electoral Registration and Administration Bill (interestingly introduced in the House of Commons by Nick Clegg) will deliver a future Tory election victory?