It Is “Such A Load Of Bunk”: Fox's Andrea Tantaros Downplays Restrictive Impact Of Voter ID Laws

Fox News' Andrea Tantaros criticized Hillary Clinton's focus on improving voting access, claiming it is “such a load of bunk” to argue that some people don't have the ability or money to get an ID for voting purposes during the June 5 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered.

However, a 2012 study by the Brennan Center for Justice found that “many citizens will have trouble making [the] trip” to obtain ID and that restrictive voter ID laws “will make it harder for hundreds of thousands of poor Americans to vote.” 

Restrictive voter ID laws disenfranchised voters in the 2014 elections, when voters were turned away after failing to obtain the select kind of identification required to vote. And 2015 has already seen 113 bills introduced to restrict access to registration and voting in 33 states -- nearly half of which “are aimed at establishing or tightening voter ID requirements,” according to the Brennan Center.