Is the Texas voter ID law flawed?
Jim Pinkterton and John Hlinko weigh in on voter ID
- Duration 8:45
- Date Jul 13, 2012
Jim Pinkterton and John Hlinko weigh in on voter ID
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-- Jim Pinkerton who is the contributing editor writer the American conservative magazine Fox News contributor.
James Anderson is your -- twenty what -- -- James hit a pair of skis out my losses I guess Carolina apparently when you turn 32 before it got that it's getting.
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It's kind of thing that I said it randomly generate tweets and I know -- -- -- -- until -- -- ignited by the some people are very into the trading thing -- like I get into it for about three days and I stopped doing it for two weeks it's I'm sorry about that I -- -- -- at that position.
Anyway I let's German voter ID we're gonna start -- The stories in Texas lawmakers found lawyers history.
Kind of clever way to try and prove that in this long.
Requiring voters to show a photo ID when they go to the voting -- is right on target they look at Harvard study.
-- That found that president George W.
Bush is actually one of those people -- -- one point five Texas citizens.
His name is on the list is failing to meet the eligibility requirements on this.
-- -- he's not the only Texas -- to two members of the state legislature are also on the list.
You -- administration had been using this Harvard study as an example of why a lot won't make it more difficult for minorities to -- so which side is going to win thank you think this line.
I think this is clearly designed to try disenfranchising more Democrats -- the whole idea of voter fraud in this.
Where those wave is a fraud that we keep hearing about I'd love to see actual evidence it's very clear what is trying to do.
These voter ideologues it's true they are the modern day poll tax.
And it is is an effort to disenfranchised groups disproportionately who gonna vote democratic no clever that is guys in the form of preventing voter fraud but it still is -- -- is.
-- listen to what the Department of Justice has to say about this this is civil rights division chief Tom press yesterday.
On that issue with this northwest.
That they had not met their burden of establishing the absence of discriminatory purpose.
And the absence of discriminatory intent that's what the trial is about the burden is on the state to establish the absence of discriminatory purpose in the absence of discriminatory intent.
And we -- presented our case the -- is presenting there's an -- are presenting there's and the court will soon speak on this issue.
So Jim what do you think's gonna happen here for some by you know -- No one on this one I mean you know and then and the in my administration gets to use the Harvard study with -- aren't saying it's sort of twisted around.
-- there's a well known bastion of okay John -- If John -- for evidence well here's here's 285 pages of evidence to book called who's counting how thrusters and bureaucrats -- your -- risk by John fund.
Frequent visitor to this channel.
And bond funds this Murkowski who's a former commissioner of the Federal Election Commission.
And they've got.
285 pages of documentation Los Angeles New York Philadelphia of course my hometown of Chicago.
You name it although flooding could possibly want right -- documented and the question is what we do about.
See Johnny come here and you get cancer.
-- actually views are.
What I like to know is what the -- talk about did disenfranchising 750000.
People in Pennsylvania -- -- a million and change and access.
And he did them.
I would like to see where -- the million plus cases of voter fraud in Texas where the 758000.
Cases of voter fraud in Pennsylvania.
It's clear this is something that was suddenly discovered it is a very clever way to disproportionately impact.
The poor minority -- the folks who are less likely to have voter ID is.
And or less likely to have us state issued IDs.
It it is very clear what this is designed to do it's designed to.
-- -- a pointer to off the democratic totals and in some cases that's going to be determined and.
I mean I know cartoons and stories -- investigations -- -- -- Isn't that you know -- about the unique that I usually that's the sort of phenomenon or without -- -- 750000.
Cases of voter fraud and again my home state of Illinois and -- that's -- -- -- look at.
-- -- there are I know there are.
The affiliation with -- home sure over years of -- -- of a year they'll get back to playing the issue here is what they episode 50000 every decade adds up.
The issue here is how hard is it just saying that you have to average that -- ID card to do anything you can't get into a building anymore you you couldn't go visit Eric Holder of the Justice Department.
If you didn't have an ID card you can you can't rent a car you can't get an airplane you can't do much -- if your if you don't have any kind of idea Gardner serious questions of what his book -- -- time in the -- where do you exist or not in this country.
-- when we look at folks who are.
Or -- -- a lot less likely to own a car -- to go on an airplane.
They are statistically less cash and cash -- check you get a Social Security card get -- I mean eight and anything that you that and there's nothing that you can do in this world.
In terms of a public function that doesn't require writing area I get out of my element Robinson -- with the same precinct.
45 years like I go to vote -- -- mr.
haggard and and that -- held by the way we need security -- They they know exactly and and I'm six foot I'm kind of visible.
Car and they still because Arlington has run and a clean way insists that these they showed truck and add that I that if if -- that is they are read it.
So the film -- your drive.
These kind of players on.
But on your point is that it is expensive to go to it's a sonnet is it's quite it's expensive.
-- doesn't fit into their budget to be able to go in and I think cart you know we're not talking about prisoners of dollars it's -- it sounds very very simple.
And the reality is for most people's gonna be simple but if you're poor you're working long hours in the.
And I -- of the DMV all day in the world and time mean.
Look at you got to look at it if you appearance group's legal citizen in this country and even if you're not you can go to the Democratic Party has our vote and I'll help you.
But it's easier -- here well it's easier to view this insidious thing of all is wanna party machine says we're gonna truck wins it give you free I mean look at both parties will give you a bus ride the -- -- -- pick -- your house.
Got handed the -- and other delays -- possibly can't work if you exist and again and as a sitting here is that maybe even if you don't exist yeah.
Brian says hello 12 guys wanna read these things is really about doing Hanssen -- went.
I'm Brian says -- -- for doing -- car announcement as we Hitler kind of thing you know.
To -- parents southernmost -- in these issuing non driver's license photo ID for free for a nominal cost condemns me satisfied content.
Extra votes without trying to use illegals hiding the fact is it that is that any argument as well how'd they get to the.
The DMV it's expense and they have to.
Well I think it takes time where and where it did it all sounds very easy I think what -- -- -- -- if you're a part of society that has the luxury of having some time offer as adequate daycare as all kinds of things and making things easy.
It sounds easier although I wondered element I'd like to.
If you've actually gone and got a driver's license that's a royal pain in the you know unless it's -- moments and yes -- The Service Employees International Union the Democratic Party that no don't tell you they want you to vote.
For obvious reasons they will spoon feed it to they'll take you to the DND I guarantee -- -- not anybody wants to vote to but I don't have ready card.
You know there's visitors to Chicago -- -- say fine only way to ask what you do about it.
The -- you know both sides bust their people over to and then some political rallies and all that doesn't sound sure they'd be happy about it and we're sitting in the solution and this is the solution looking for problem.
This is a solution that.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But you -- thing.
Better for -- disenfranchise 758000.
That we have a heck of a lot more than I don't know one or two cases if that everybody's been saying the same thing you have to have an ID -- have a job to get -- -- from the library.
-- -- -- the cases against -- -- -- called acorn in a part of it any further questions.
Yeah and again what I'd like to see is where -- where's the evidence of mass fraud.
Like what I -- Ellis did did the Republican Party really wake up 1 morning and say my god there's so much fraud we are so outraged outraged to -- fraud or was it.
We can't -- we're gonna find fraud and -- Give an example it was 1986.
It it is especially Indiana to the second American history of Indiana.
That the Republican and the war on election -- Republicans -- by like thirty votes.
Tony -- Leon Panetta and somebody -- -- -- my name for a -- committee -- inside the congress and lo and -- three months later they found another fifty votes in the democratic one.
That's what that's that -- of the pack with most Republicans and I.
That's -- you --