Bill O'Reilly: Voter Disenfranchisement Isn't Real Because “Every African American I Know Has I.D.”

From the September 13 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:

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BILL O’REILLY (HOST): In Ohio there’s all kinds of stuff about people wanting to vote at the last minute. They want to vote after the election. They want to vote at 3:00 A.M. And if you say, “No, you can't do any of that,” then you are disenfranchising them. But they drew the line. The Supreme Court said today, Guilfoyle, that in Ohio you can't just have the week-of sign up because they have all kinds of easy ways to do it before, right? 


The lower court said you can't have golden week. The reason, I believe, is because you can't check these people that fast. So somebody can come in with fraudulent documentation the day of or the week and the state can't check it 

LIS WIEHL: And also, really, Ohio -- the law in Ohio -- they’re one of the top 10 states in the country that allows for, you know, long time in advance election, you know, you can you sign up 30 days in advance. And you can vote early.

O’REILLY: Right, but they’re very lenient on what they can do and what they can’t do.

KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE: But there was no evidence, no sufficient evidence of disenfranchisement or any kind of overt action.

O’REILLY: There never has been. all of the states that say --

GUILFOYLE: And Ohio matters -- battle ground.

O’REILLY: -- you have to show an I.D. and people say, “Oh, no. You can’t do that. Oh, no, no, no. Then African Americans won't" -- I'm saying to myself every African American I know has an I.D. And not only that, the states that want that will send you an I.D., they’ll come to your house with the I.D. and ice cream. They’ll give you ice cream with the I.D. 

GUILFOYLE: And a ride anywhere.

O’REILLY: Right, then they'll take you to the movies after.


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