Speaking on her radio show this Tuesday, Laura Ingraham suggested that if American’s have a problem with GOP-backed voter ID laws, then maybe they don’t deserve to have a part in the democratic process.
“If you just sit it out election after election then — well frankly if you make that decision not to vote, then I don’t really want you voting,” Ingraham said during her Election Day broadcast. “I’m kind of glad you didn’t vote, right?”
Ingraham then lamented sarcastically that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) seemed a bit too “concerned” that Republicans are going overboard with voter ID laws.
“I get this feeling that if you can’t be bothered to go to the polls, then good,” Ingraham added. “You can’t care that much about the country, or you must be so uninformed that you think it’s all going fine.”
But Ingraham’s brush-off doesn’t align with the facts. According to the Brennan Center for Justice, eligible voters not obtaining a valid ID has nothing to do with ‘laziness,’ considering that in ten states, the nearest state ID office for 10 million or more voters is only open two days a week, and it’s more than 10 miles away.
Making matters worse, 500,000 of those voters don’t even own a car.
Listen to Ingraham’s comments in the link below: