O'Reilly Calls for Photos on Social Security Cards to Be Used as Voter ID

O'Reilly Calls for Photos on Social Security Cards to Be Used as Voter ID

On his Tuesday broadcast, Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor” host Bill O’Reilly made the case for photos to be included on individuals Social Security cards, which would be used as voter identification.

Transcript as follows:

Voter suppression — that is the subject of this evening’s “Talking Points Memo”. The grievance industry believes that requiring IDs to vote is a right wing plot to deny some Americans their voting rights. It’s called voter suppression. I’ve been hearing about it for years. 33 states currently have voting ID laws with more states considering it. That’s because of voter fraud and the fact that there are about 12 million illegal aliens in the USA who could vote without proper identification in place.

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 that some folks voted in two states. Also at least 81 North Carolinians voted in 2013, after they died. But the truth is, most precincts do have control over the voting process. However, there is no downside to having one system for the whole country. Enter former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young and former President Bill Clinton. They propose that all Social Security cards have a photo ID attached to them and that would serve as a voter ID.

This makes sense because all Americans are required to have the Social Security card and you get one through the mail. You don’t have to show up anywhere. Also, it’s free. It takes two weeks for delivery. The voter IDs would make fraud more difficult, everybody knows that. But, still, the far left objects.

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WEISER: The particular proposal having to do with Social Security cards, I’m afraid, is not one that is workable. And there are real sensitive privacy and security issues around Social Security cards that make that a little bit troubling as a source of a photo ID.

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O’REILLY: Again, ridiculous. Privacy issues? What privacy issues? Everybody has a Social Security card. You put a picture on it that violates your privacy? Does a driver’s license violate your privacy? I guess so, lady. Again, this is a ruse. Because the grievance industry wants people to think the Republican Party suppressing vote and if you take that issue away. They have one less thing to whine about. Andrew Young and Bill Clinton are doing the country a service they thought about it, they are Democrats and Mr. Young deeply involved with civil rights. So come on, enough is enough. There comes a point when craziness has to be rejected. Let’s get the pictures on the Social Security card, stop the nonsense and be a responsible country.

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