O'Reilly: Fraud, Not Racism, Behind Voter ID Card Proposal

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 11:15 AM

By Sharon Churcher

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Fox News host Bill O’Reilly castigated liberals who claim voter ID laws are motivated by racism, calling the outcry a "ruse" manufactured by an extreme left "grievance machine."

The Daily Caller reported that O’Reilly is supporting a new proposal by former President Bill Clinton and former United Nations ambassador Andrew Young that would add photos to Social Security cards and use them to verify the identity of voters at the polls.

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Defending the proposal against allegations of bigotry, he said: "The left denies any voter fraud, which is absurd. Just this month, North Carolina launched a huge investigation into alleged voter fraud. One of the accusations said some folks voted in two states. Also, at least 81 North Carolinians voted in 2013 after they died.

"Voter IDs would make fraud more difficult, everybody knows that. But still, the far left objects.

"This is a ruse, because the grievance industry wants people to think the Republican Party is suppressing votes, and if you take that issue away they have one less thing to whine about. Enough’s enough. There comes a point when craziness has to be rejected."

The O'Reilly Factor show also featured conservative commentator Monica Crowley, who disagreed with O’Reilly. She said she supports voter ID cards but that they should not be issued by the federal government.

"It should be better left to the states," she said. "The states run their voting rolls."

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