File them under "Quotes That Will Live In Pennsylvania Political Infamy":
"Voter ID, which is going to allow Gov. (Mitt) Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania -- done."
"I think we probably had a better election. Think about this: We cut Obama by 5 percent, which was big. You know, a lot of people lost sight of that. He won, he beat McCain by 10 percent. He only beat Romney by 5 percent. I think that, probably, voter ID helped a bit in that."
Those two quotes by powerful Pennsylvania Republicans, House Speaker Mike Turzai in 2012 and GOP state chairman Rob Gleason in 2013, respectively, ignited political firestorms before the state's controversial voter ID law was overturned by the courts in 2014.
To opponents, those comments by Turzai and Gleason confirmed their suspicions that the law's intent was more about boosting Republican candidates than about protecting the integrity of the vote.
As HBO's John Oliver pointed out last week, Pennsylvania was not alone in that controversy. In a 14-minute segment on "Last Week Tonight," Oliver resurrected video of Turzai, Gleason and others across the country who have pushed for laws requiring voters to present ID at the polls. Proponents in other states have been far more successful than here.
In the segment, which aired on the Season 3 premiere Sunday night, Oliver also introduced a Philadelphia woman named Doris Clark to his national audience. Clark, then 68, was among a handful of people who testified in 2012 against the law requiring a photo ID when voting in Pennsylvania.
Here is Oliver's video in full. Clark is introduced at the 2:45 mark, while Turzai and Gleason have their moments starting at 9:53.