Republicans can't win elections unless they suppress voter turn-out. Don't take my word for it. Here is Paul Weyrich, father of the right-wing movement and co-founder of the Heritage Foundation, Moral Majority and various other groups saying exactly that. Go on over to Crooks and Liars and listen to him.
That's what the entire business of politicizing the Department of Justice has been about.
[ h/t to Digby.]