Voter ID Laws

  • Aired:  07/20/11
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To safeguard against voter fraud and ensure that only the "right people" get elected, Republicans pass laws requiring voters to show government-issued photo IDs. (6:33)

STILL, FUNNY.

[LAUGHTER]

NATION, FOR AS LONG AS THERE HAS

BEEN AN AMERICA, THERE HAVE BEEN

IRREGULARITIES AT THE POLLS.

FOR INSTANCE, DID YOU KNOW THAT

MANY VOTING BOOTHS DO NOT HAVE

HOOKS TO HANG UP YOUR PANTS, AND

THESE IRREGULARITIES ARE VERY

SUSPICIOUS.

FOR INSTANCE, IN 2008, NONE OF

MY FRIENDS AT THE CLUB VOTED FOR

BARACK OBAMA, AND YET SUPPOSEDLY

HE WON.

AND MY CLUB'S NOT SOME

OUT-OF-TOUCH ENCLAVE.

WE'RE VERY MULTICULTURAL.

LAST WEEK THEY SERVED MOJITOS.

AND WHEN PEOPLE I DON'T LIKE GET

ELECTED, THERE'S ONLY ONE

EXPLANATION.

>> ALLEGATIONS OF VOTER FRAUD

CONTINUE TO POP UP ALL ACROSS

THE COUNTRY.

>> VOTER FRAUD.

>> VOTER FRAUD.

>> VOTER FRAUD.

>> VOTER FRAUD.

>> Stephen: YES, VOTER FRAUD.

TAKE OHIO, A CRUCIAL SWING STATE

IN THE LAST FEW ELECTIONS.

THERE A STATEWIDE SURVEY OF

VOTES CAST IN 2002 AND 2004

FOUND THAT OUT OF NINE MILLION

AND 78 THOUSAND VOTES, THERE

WERE FOUR INSTANCES OF FRAUD.

THAT IS A JAW-DROPPING 44/1

MILLIONTH OF 1%.

FOLKS, OUR DEMOCRACY IS UNDER

SIEGE FROM AN ENEMY SO SMALL IT

COULD BE HIDING ANYWHERE.

NOW, SOME SAY THESE NUMBERS

INDICATE THERE IS NO WIDESPREAD

FRAUD MEANS THERE IS NO

WIDESPREAD FRAUD.

WRONG!

JUST LISTEN TO OHIO STATE

REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE BOB

MECKLENBORG, WHO SAID OF VOTER

FRAUD, "I BELIEVE IT HAPPENS,

BUT IT'S PROVING A NEGATIVE.

IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO PROVE A

NEGATIVE.

HOW DO YOU PROVE THAT FRAUD

DOESN'T EXIST THERE?"

YES, IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO MOVE A

NEGATIVE, THAT'S WHY I BELIEVE

IN VOTER FRAUD AND WHY NO ONE

WILL EVER CONVINCE ME THAT THIS

IS NOT BUTTER.

IT'S DELICIOUS.

BUT, FOLKS, IT CAME OUT OF A

COW.

IT CAME OUT OF A COW.

BUT THE MOST INSIDIOUS FORM OF

FRAUD IS PEOPLE VOTING WRONG.

ASK REPUBLICAN NEW HAMPSHIRE

HOUSE SPEAKER WILLIAM O'BRYANT,

WHO BACK IN JANUARY SAID THIS

ABOUT COLLEGE KIDS AT THE POLLS:

>> WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

>> IT'S LIFE EXPERIENCE.

THEY JUST VOTE.

>> YES, COLLEGE KIDS LACK THE

LIFE EXPERIENCE TO VOTE.

IT TAKES YEARS OF SOUL-CRUSHING

DISAPPOINTMENT TO BE DEAD ENOUGH

INSIDE TO ELECT SOMEONE LIKE

WILLIAM O'BRIEN.

NOW, THANKFULLY REPUBLICAN

LAWMAKERS IN TEXAS, GEORGIA,

INDIANA, WISCONSIN, KANSAS,

TENNESSEE AND SOUTH CAROLINA

HAVE ALL PASSED LAWS THAT

REQUIRE VOTERS TO SHOW

GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO I.D.

IT MAKES SENSE, AFTER ALL, YOU

HAVE TO SHOW A GOVERNMENT-ISSUED

I.D. TO BUY LIQUOR, AND VOTING

CAN ALSO MAKE YOU WAKE UP IN THE

MORNING AND SAY, "WHAT DID I DO"

AND THEN THROW UP IN A TRASH

CAN.

>> IT WILL MAKE IT HARDER TO

REGISTER TO VOTE AND VOTE.

>> IT'S A POLL TAX.

>> THEY'RE TRYING TO KEEP POOR

PEOPLE FROM VOTINGS, THE

MINORITY FROM VOTING, THE

ELDERLY FROM VOTING.

WE ARE NOT STUPID.

>> Stephen: WELL, THAT'S THE

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN US, MADAM.

THESE LAWS AREN'T DESIGNED TO

KEEP THOSE DEMOCRATS FROM

VOTING.

THEY'RE DESIGNED TO KEEP THE

WRONG PEOPLE FROM VOTING.

>> WHY DO WE HAVE THESE

CAMPAIGNS SAYING, WE HAVE TO GET

ALL THE YOUNG PEOPLE TO VOTE?

YOUNG PEOPLE OFTEN DON'T KNOW

ANYTHING.

LET'S STOP SAYING EVERYONE

SHOULD VOTE.

VOTING IS IMPORTANT.

>> IF PEOPLE CANNOT EVEN FEED

AND CLOTHE THEMSELVES, SHOULD

THEY BE ALLOWED TO VOTE?

[AUDIENCE REACTS]

>> IF YOU'RE NOT A PROPERTY

OWNER, SORRY, BUT PROPERTY

OWNERS HAVE MORE OF A VESTING

STEAK IN THE COMMUNITY THAN

NON-PROPERTY OWNERS.

>> THAT'S TEA PARTY NATION

FOUNDER JUDSON PHILLIPS.

HE KNOWS THE FOUNDING FATHERS

WERE PROPERTY OWNERS, AND SOME

OF THE DESCENDANTS OF THAT

PROPERTY JUST SHOULDN'T VOTE.

NOW, THERE HAVE TO BE STANDARDS,

FOLKS.

LIKE THE NEW LAW IN TEXAS THAT

WON'T ALLOW A STUDENT I.D. TO BE

USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF VOTING

BUT WILL ALLOW CONCEALED HANDGUN

LICENSES.

IF ANYTHING, THIS WILL EXPAND

THE VOLTER ROLES.

IN TEXAS IT'S WAY EASIER TO GET

A GUN THAN A COLLEGE DEGREE.

BUT I AM MOST PROUD OF THE NEW

ANTI-FRAUD LEGISLATION IN MY

HOME STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

JIM?

>> IT'S BEING CALLED ONE OF THE

NATION'S TOUGHEST VOTER I.D.

LAWS OUT THERE.

UNDER THE NEW LAW, VOTERS WILL

BE REQUIRED TO SHOW A DRIVER'S

LICENSE, MILITARY IMD. OR

PASSPORT.

>> Stephen: AND I HAPPEN TO

KNOW IT'S EASY TO GET A SOUTH

CAROLINA PHOTO I.D.

I MADE THEM ALL THE TIME IN HIGH

SCHOOL.

AND GASTON MOUNTABANK STILL

SHOWS UP EVERY YEAR AROUND TAX

TIME.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

BUT THE KNOT ON MY TIE IS BIGGER

THAN ON MY HEAD.

AND I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO

DOESN'T SEE A PROBLEM HERE,

FOLKS.

NEITHER DOES SOUTH CAROLINA

GOVERNOR NIKKI HALEY.

JIM?

>> FIND ME THOSE PEOPLE THAT

THINK THIS IS INVADING THEIR

RIGHTS AND I WILL GO TAKE THEM

TO THE D.M.V. MYSELF AND HELP

THEM GET THAT PICTURE I.D.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

EVERYBODY JUST PILE INTO NIKKI

HALEY'S CAR, BUT YOU ARE GOING

TO WANT TO CALL SHOTGUN BECAUSE

ACCORDING TO THE STATE ELECTION

COMMISSION, SHE'LL HAVE TO PICK

UP 178,000 VOTERS IN SOUTH

CAROLINA WHO DON'T HAVE PHOTO

I.D.s.

I'M SURE SHE'LL BE ABLE TO PICK

THEM ALL UP IN HER P.T. CRUISER,

THOUGH A LOT OF THOSE VOTERS ARE

BLACK, SO SHE MIGHT GET PULLED

OVER.

BUT EVEN THEN IT IS POSSIBLE THE

WRONG PEOPLE COULD GET ELECTED.

THAT'S WHY WE NEED SOMETHING A

LITTLE MORE SELECTIVE THAN A

PHOTO I.D.

I TELL YOU WHAT, THESE I.D. LAWS

PROVE REPUBLICAN LEGISLATORS ARE

GREAT JUDGES OF WHO SHOULD VOTE,

SO LET'S JUST CUT OUT THE MIDDLE

MAN AND LET ONLY REPUBLICAN

LEGISLATORS BE VOTERS.

THAT WAY WE WILL FINALLY BE

CERTAIN THAT ONLY THE RIGHT

PEOPLE GET ELECTED.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

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