Kansas DNC Delegate on GOP: ‘It’s like Hitler said…’

Second delegate compares Republicans to Nazis in first 24 hours of convention


A delegate to the Democratic National Convention compared Republicans' stance on voter ID laws to Adolph Hitler's "big lie," in an interview Tuesday.

Pat Lehman, a Kansas delegate to the convention, made the comparison in an interview with the Wichita Eagle:

Lehman said her biggest concern about the election itself is voter-identification laws that Republicans have pushed through in a number of states, including Kansas.

She said the purpose is to suppress the vote, especially among Democratic-leaning constituencies such as elderly voters. And she scorned the Republicans’ contention that the laws are designed to combat voter fraud.

"It’s like Hitler said, if you’re going to tell a lie, tell a big lie, and if you tell it often enough and say it in a loud enough voice, some people are going to believe you," Lehman said.

The chair of the California Democratic Party, John Burton, compared the Republican Party to Joseph Goebbels in an interview Monday. Burton later apologized, and has since returned to California for a "pre-scheduled root canal."