Fox Hosts Push Myth That Voter ID Laws Prevent Fraud

Fox Hosts Push Myth That Voter ID Laws Prevent Fraud

Steve Doocy: Requiring ID To Vote "Is Fair Because When I Go To CVS, I Got To Get Out A Driver's License If I'm Going To Buy Benadryl"

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From the March 30 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): I think what he's talking about, in some states, you've got to present some sort of ID before you can vote. Which is fair because when I go to CVS, I got to get out a driver's license if I'm going to buy Benadryl. 

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Well, it prevents fraud.

DOOCY: What's your reaction?

SCOTT WALKER: Yeah, for us, it is simple. We want to make it easier to vote, but hard to cheat. Our state is -- you look at the facts. Our state has one of the highest voter participation rates in the entire country. It will again on Tuesday, it will again in the fall in the general election. Why? Because we make it easy to vote, but we make it hard to cheat. In our state, you need a driver's license, you can get a state issued ID card for free at our DMV offices. If you're a veteran, you can use your veteran's card. But we make it, so we make it easy to vote. You can vote same day with voter registration. You just gotta have that voter ID along with. But we also make it hard to cheat. And that's the difference. He should look at the facts. 

Previously:

Seth Meyers Slams Voter ID Laws For "Making It Harder, Not Easier, To Vote"

Fox Spends The Day Running Defense For Likely GOP Candidates' Discriminatory Voting Laws

Voter Disenfranchisement That Right-Wing Media Said Wouldn't Happen Is Definitely Happening

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