Boehner Admits GOP Is Hoping Minorities Simply Won’t Vote | Addicting Info With polls increasingly saying that the GOPs only reliable constituency are white men, Republicans are left with just one trick up their sleeves. Instead of trying to win over minority voters with a more inclusive platform, they hope to make sure they stay home. At a Christian Science Monitor sponsored luncheon, House Speaker John Boehner might not have admitted the tactics, but he did admit the goal, that their only hope is for minorities not to vote: This election is about economics These groups have been hit the hardest. They may not show up and vote for our candidate but Id suggest to you they wont show up and vote for the president either. Sure, that sounds innocent enough. Minorities have been hit hard during the recession. There is a chance they might not show up to vote for the President either, but thats not what the polls are saying. A recent poll shows Obama leading Romney with the Hispanic vote by 65% 26%. Even more amazingly, Romney has a whopping 0% of the African-American vote. Obama is leading Romney with women too. The fact is that for Romney to win the popular vote, its looking like Boehner is right. A lot of people are going to have to stay home. Since elections happen at the state level, theres not a whole lot that Boehner and his GOP Congress can do to keep people from voting, but there is a lot that states can do and fortunately for Boehner and Romney, they are. Over 30 states are actively trying to make it difficult for minorities, young, poor, elderly and women to vote. Most are requiring IDs, something that non-drivers often dont have. Some are requiring birth certificates, which many people may not have. As Boehner implied, dont look for the GOP to be bending over backward trying to make themselves more palpable to the non-white and the non-male. Thats not in their game plan. Their game plan is simple. Its to stop the opposition from voting.