Judicial Watch Pres. Says Voter ID Cards Could Help Ensure Election Integrity

November 13, 2017
OAN Newsroom

There appears to be increasing evidence of illegal immigrants voting in U.S. elections, but one simple solution has faced significant political opposition.

One America’s John Hines has more from Washington.

  • Robert Martin Smith

    Because Democrats are such forthright and outstanding citizens whose integrity knows no bounds, just the thought that there are people with opposing points of view rivals the imagination!!!! The most preplexing thing to a Democrat is WHY is there a need for a two party system??? Can you imagine anyone not conforming to their way (the only way) of thinking??? Voter ID??? Don’t be absurd….How can we control the vote with voter ID??? We wan’t every one of our illegals to vote….And not only vote, but vote ten times!!!! Voter ID……The only thing you get with voter ID is an “Honest” election…..And what good is that if you don’t win???

  • Serge

    Many of politicians that currently have their offices on the Hill, will go home, if this proposition would move forward. For about twenty years, our (Americans) votes, blended with illegals, revolving and dead, mean nothing.

  • GeneralMayhem

    Nope. Can’t happen. DISENFRANCHISEMENT. Too many darker skinned and poor people will stop buying fast food because they will be upset over voter ID’s. And that will lead to bankruptcy for McDonald’s and Burger King. Oh no, cannot have them disenfranchised. Or so says the Communist Party all the time.

  • Gray Bryson

    TOM FITTON/STEVE BANNON 2020

  • Gray Bryson

    i can’t vote in mexico, china or other countries so why would we not have voter id cards so that we can also have LEGAL VOTING???????????

  • Richard McMeekin

    I have had my military photo ID card since 1947. In July we would have celebrated 66 years of marriage, but she died 12 years ago. During our entire marriage my wife had a photo ID card. I also have my Florida Driver’s license photo ID card. Now veterans from all services are being issued photo ID cards. What in the world, when voting is almost a sacred act of loyalty to the American political system, is the justification for permitting illegals, criminals, and a host of others, vote without a photo ID card? Liberals attempting to rig elections? You bet!

  • michaelparsons

    Now, Just how are the dead going to get an ID card? Some of the photo’s would be horrible.

  • No Mas

    Dem Communists will oppose anything to make our elections credible.

  • Varangian Guard

    Let’s everyone jump on you iPhone 10……….facial recognition. Hmmmmm what a coincidence.

  • Varangian Guard

    Better keep any details about the card a secret until you unveil it otherwise someone will have developed a way to counterfeit it before it is launched.
    With the progressives always up to no good it is already a risk.

  • Tony Anthony

    It’s been over 17 years since the Supreme Court, in a 6–3 decision that was written by liberal favorite John Paul Stevens, declared that voter-ID laws don’t constitute an undue burden on people attempting to vote. And every major nation on earth requires voter ID except the U.S..Why is this so difficult. We keep using the excuse undo hardship on the homeless and poor, REALLY!!!! You need an ID to get on a plane, to get a drivers licence, even to get a book from the library. How does a poor person cash there monthly checks??? How do they even apply for welfare with out some type of ID, This is a no brainer… require an ID or a copy of your Birth Certificate or a copy of your passport, or Immigration card.. SO easy.

  • Quantum Leap

    We need to do something substantive to stop illegals from voting. I do believe this is a real problem.

  • Red

    If you have nothing to hide, show picture ID

  • C B

    Like the Man say’s ! The DNC uses the Illegals whom they welcome with open arms to help them steal elections ………………….

  • Mtdewd

    The constitution was subverted with this “suffrage” nonsense. The idea of every person getting to vote is ludicrous. If two people in a house vote opposite, they negate their vote. If you pack 15 mexicans into a house and they all vote democrat, you’ve created incentive for all sorts of chaos and corruption.

    Our population has surpassed the viability of only having land owners as electors. So, I suggest a modification that will solve lots of problems.

    1. One vote per physical street address. Head-of-house gets to vote for the household. Voting station can easily print a list of all addresses in their district, and check off the address as each voter goes in to vote. During the weeks prior to major election, random community observations can be made to flag a certain amount of obvious vacant homes, and anyone voting from that address gets the “secondary inspection” routine where they are questioned and vetted more thoroughly. Commercial address also get flagged, etc.

    2. Eliminate “absentee ballots”. The world won’t end just because a small number of people are not home that day. We have a significant number of people who don’t show up anyway.

    3. Destroy all computerized voting booths. Make it paper only, and the counting is done openly with ability for average people to view and observe.

    4. Vote counting should be set up like the jury system. Random people are selected and mandated to show up for “vote counting duty”. Then there is no institutionalized corruption and partisan vote-count-staff-stacking.

    5. Huge stiff penalties for any fraud anywhere along the system. Voters or counters, any games and you get mandatory prison time.

    • Sylvia Avila

      Well you have some good ideas, but our Consitution says every person has the right to vote. Vote counting now, that really needs to change, paper voting? That is questionable? As for fraud yes we do need stiff penalties on that, it seems Clinton’s and DNC got away with Illegal voting big time and got away with cheating!

      • michaelparsons

        Our Constitution says every citizen has the right to vote.

      • Bud

        Actually, there is no place where the Constitution says anyone at all has the right to vote. Except for the few amendments which have been passed on the subject (sex, age, race) the states are in complete control as to voter qualifications. While the “right to vote” is mentioned in the Constitution, the language does not say “There IS a right to vote in federal elections,” or “Everyone has the right to vote.”

    • Bud

      1. No. Adult children frequently live with their parents, and their right to vote cannot be denied because of their physical address.
      2. No. Voters have legitimate reasons to be away from their area of residence on election day.
      5. Yes.Great idea.

  • weldon2

    Could?! Like food ID cards “prevented” the sale of food “stamps” assistance. Read the Mary Berry book “Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich”.

  • baronrae

    We already have voter registration! A legal state ID and your registration should cover it. That is why the Democrats don’t want ID’s shown.

    • Sylvia Avila

      Yes, you are right, but some voting places Do Not ask for your ID? Like mine, they just ask my name and date of birth? What is that about? Voting needs to put in place a Law that requires you show your ID! Period!

    • Bud

      Proof of citizenship should be required to register to vote, and photo ID should be required at the time of voting so the individual can prove s/he is the person s/he claims to be.

  • Melissa McShane

    Texas has a voter ID card but everyone usually starts to complain when a “picture ID” comes into play. The only reason not to show a photo ID is if you’re trying to hide something or manipulate the rules.

  • Elizabeth

    I destroyed my plain wimpy voter is card and will only show my drivers license picture ID as a matter of principal. I am all for picture voter is, and citizenship verification. In Alaska, we might not have so much trouble with illegal immigration – but in ‘bush’ Alaska we do have people voting for other people – simply using their voter is card.

    • Bud

      Voter “is” card?

  • Mtdewd

    “Citizenship” in the U.S. Inc. corporate government is a voluntary enslavement. You shred the 13th Amendment protection, volunteer yourself into the Administrative jurisdiction of a foreign government doing business illegally on American soil as the defacto government. And then you all cry when your so-called “rights” are changed or stepped on without your knowledge.

    “Conservatives” are duped into thinking Republicans are different that Democrats. Republicans are calling for a “National ID” in the form of a “Voter ID Card” and the Democrat are pushing for social collapse. Either we end up in Democrat incited marshal law, or we end up in Republican incited “National ID slavery”. Papers Please! Checkpoints coming to a city near you. Giving up your freedom for a false promise of security. Sad.

    • Red

      No there won’t be paperwork, instead like China they will improve upon the security cam to include face, & movement recognition … sci fi future here we come

      • Mtdewd

        It’s not about paperwork or recognition or knowledge or tracking, etc. All that is bad enough. But to voluntarily submit to a slave status by becoming a citizen-member in the corporate government is the ultimate scam. Think of the military, you sign up voluntarily, and from then on you are mere inventory to be used or disposed of as they wish. It’s all good when young and the benefits are worth the risk and you don’t care so much about issues like liberty. But for the masses in general population? We are not America any longer, and people are embracing the idea of being slaves, mostly because the Master still maintains a semblance of civility and some hint at still being what we were tricked into believing it is supposed to be. Now people are playing the “useful idiot” role, and fighting against those who speak out, and fighting to protect the slave master! Stockholm Syndrome on a massive scale.

        • Red

          No I think you got your facts all messed up, peeps enter the military BECAUSE they value freedom. WE ARE STILL AMERICA and granted the gov. HAS lost it’s way a bit and needs a good spring cleaning, but for you to say that we are no longer Americans says to me that maybe you should LEAVE my country and go to another, where you will be happier. So take your leftist views someplace else

  • Jim Hargrove

    California would give an ID card to illegals and block all others (except democrats) with red tape. I know. I was born here.

  • TYvets

    Well, depends on the system that issues them.

  • Sylvia Avila

    Yes, the Clinton’s not only got the illegal’s to vote, but I heard they also had dogs voting. Yes Clinton would do Anything! for a vote! (kidding about the dogs) But with Clinton’s anything possible. If you keep Clinton’s and Obama’s gang, and Evil Dems out of the polls we will have a Honest Election. True!

    • TYvets

      How sure ARE you about the dogs?

      • Sylvia Avila

        Well, they might look like dogs? But just kidding! I’m sure they were real Illegals!

        • TYvets

          Well, I was wondering how sure you are that dogs voting is a joke. I did read that at least one man was able to register his. I’d have to do some research to find that again, though.

  • Localdude

    if there is no way to verify the vote as legitimate, how many other ways can an unaccountable system be manipulated? This can be crucial in many small elections, nationwide as many are very close counts these days. This is a fraud on legitimate voters in this country, regardless of color or economics. We deserve an accountable system.

  • Trzo9veuha

    The democrat national socialist party does not like voter ID. They think it is too restrictive. But you must show valid ID to enter the building that houses their Wash. DC headquarters…

  • Scott Henke

    If I have to prove who I am every time I walk into a casino then it’s a no-brainer that someone should have to prove who they are when they vote. We’re talking about issues that have very real consequences on the state, local, national, even global level.

    • Trzo9veuha

      I’ve never been asked for ID in a casino (except to cash a check or get a retired military discount) and I’ve been entering them (on my own) since I was 8 years old. I and others do have to show ID to: enter an airport, buy liquor, buy cigarettes, buy marijuana, enter a gov’t building, get a marriage license, enter a military base, buy from a military commissary, register my car, cross the federal border, rent a car, collect my baggage (sometimes), get pulled over for traffic infraction, buy a gun, enter the DNC HQ building, open a bank account, cash a check, deposit a large sum of cash, go to the doctor, buy Rx drugs, get an immunization, pick up a will call theater ticket, pick up packages from the P.O., on and on and on.

      • Huks

        Exactly

      • baronrae

        I’m doubtful that you got into a casino without ID. I’m 53 yrs old and had to show mine just to get in and go to the buffet! I can’t even take my kid (15 yrs) to eat there.

        • Trzo9veuha

          You live in the wrong state…

      • Mtdewd

        You’ve demonstrated how completely brainwashed and subverted into slavery that our society has become. And people think this is a good thing.

    • Mtdewd

      You are not “proving who you are” with ID. You are proving that you have voluntarily surrendered your 13th Amendment protection, and volunteered into government slave status. You are exchanging your rights and freedom for gov’t issued benefits and privileges (which they can revoke anytime they want, by the way).

      The fact that so-called “conservative” people have so universally caved in to acceptance of the “identification” scheme is terrifying.

      And then there is the fraud aspect. How hard do you think it is to mass-manufacture fake identities? It just takes a bribed government employee in the right position to make it happen. Like gun control, the “identity” scam only works for those who don’t know how to dodge the system. Huge incentive for corruption in ways you could never even imagine.

      • Bud

        Oh, good grief.

        • Mtdewd

          Well, that was enlightening.

  • Sane_Person37

    Voter ID card? You don’t say…

  • hjole

    don’t just look at these problems, FIX THEM!

  • Sandy Figaro Johnston

    The only reason to object to voter ID cards is if you wanted to manipulate votes of illegal voters. I wonder who would ever want to do that, hmmmm . . . .

    • Mtdewd

      I can think of another reason. I don’t want to register my life with the government like I’m cattle. The system is broke, and you offer “solutions” to band-aid the symptoms. Fix the problem. Return to having electors that are connected to land. “Voting” supports the fraud called “democracy”.

      • JimmyZ

        Why not? If you have an internet connection, or a debit and credit card , or cell phone you are cattle. And the government can pull this data at will. Everything you do is tracked and monitored in some way or fashion. Yet you dont want voter ID to show that only you voted in a National Election? Maybe you should just refrain from the voting process and move into the mountains and live in a cave.

        • Mtdewd

          You argue in favor of losing liberty, and insult me as if I’m somehow a bad person for pointing out how far we have allowed ourselves to sink into slavery. Wake up. Shake off the liberal brainwashing. Turn off your TV. Get educated. Learn about the foundations and fundamentals of American existence.

          • JimmyZ

            1. I dont watch TV. TV is for morons with nothing better to do.
            2. Liberal brainwashing? Not quite.
            I hate to break it to you but we already lost most of our freedom of privacy when the internet was released the the public. And the way the liberal media controls literally every aspect of news and entertainment they are using that power to completely change known facts, history, religion, and generational belief structures.

            But you choose to go way off topic. I’m not interested in going all tin foil hat with you on conspiracy theories. The topic was voter registration. The reason the topic is up is because of widespread voter fraud. Its a really big issue. You complain about how everything is falling to the liberal dogs. But the voter process is the primary reason this nation is literally going to pots. When you have an entire group (liberals) catering to ILLEGAL ALIENS and pushing them to vote and cheating in every election cycle through cross state voting and many other types of election fraud. They not only upset the National elections. They completely overwhelm the local and state election processes as well. Did you notice almost every single city in this nation is (Democrat Controlled) If you want to stop this liberal takeover. You need to stop ILLEGALS from voting PERIOD. Voter registration will do this. If you dont want to register for voter ID because of your beliefs that fine. But bottom line if we allow this to continue as is without regulating and policing the voting process. There will be no America left. You might as well rename the country to something with a more Hispanic name.

      • Sandy Figaro Johnston

        And I suppose you don’t have a driver’s license, a social security number or file tax returns? Come on, we are already cattle.

        • Mtdewd

          Correct. No DL. No tax returns for over 13 years now. And SSN? Well, THEY have one with a name similar to mine… but I haven’t seen or used it in over 13 years.

          Time for the cattle to wake up and join the fight against tyranny.

          • BT

            Tyranny? It is not tyranny to make sure that only those people get to vote who are eligible. It is tyranny, however, to suggest that following the laws is somehow racist, xyz-phobic etc. I am a naturalized citizen, and I have had no problem voting and exercising my rights as an American citizen ever since. Objecting voter id is nothing else but trying to beat the system.

          • Mtdewd

            The system is broken, and the goal is to get everyone to voluntarily submit to slave status by “signing up”. You have tunnel vision, too much TV, too much indoctrination into the Hegelian Dialectic. You only see the inside of the box you have been enslaved in, and were taught to embrace it and view it as wonderful. Now you get to choose between the options They give you. What a wonderful life. Simple, pre-digested, binary choices, no thinking necessary. You get the freedom to have a liberal or conservative emotional foundation, and your “enemy” is clear, the battle is against “those other people” who hold the other opinion. Never thinking to look behind the curtain, not even thinking enough to wonder if there IS a curtain to look behind.

          • BT

            You are the one who is battling “those other people.” And, believe it or not, other people do look behind curtains too. You’re not the lone American Thinker. You need to see a shrink. Really!

          • Bud

            If you are receiving any kind of pension or retirement checks then you are still being tracked, and your social security number is still being used.

          • Varangian Guard

            And if you have a dollar in the Unaffordable Care Act, it was written into the plan for the GUB to have your bank account numbers, you know, so they can assure they get their part of the payments even if you can’t make yours.
            All that had to be done was read it before it got passed, I did. It was invasive as hell.

          • Mtdewd

            Have you been bullied so long that you lost any interest in being free? Just give up and defend the Master, it’s easier?

          • Varangian Guard

            Yeeeaaaaahhh, they just followed you back to your computer. expect a knock at the door anytime now.

          • Mtdewd

            It’s not about tracking. I’m not one of their slaves, so they have no reason to care what I do. It’s about status. You slave-status persons need to keep every I dotted and every T crossed, or you “get in trouble”, and they have tracking to watch, observe, and catch YOU when you goof up.

          • BT

            You are a slave to your overblown ego lol Actually, you seem to have a mental problem.

          • Mtdewd

            Ego? Because I can think? Not sure where I’m asserting anything about ME, but if insulting me makes you feel bigger, I’ll leave you to it.

            Mental problem? Because I disagree with your master? Good one. Enjoy your group-think. If it’s not on MSM, it’s not real, right?

          • Sandy Figaro Johnston

            Tell me, how do you support yourself? How do you provide for your medical care? My guess is you are using stolen, fake identity(s) to live off of government subsidized programs. If you were truly living off the grid you wouldn’t be posting on here. Something’s not right with this picture.

          • Mtdewd

            Nice. Accuse me of violating your Master’s rules so that I look bad. Then you can be a good “useful idiot” defending your Keepers and staying in their favor. It might hurt your mind to think there is a reality outside your little box, but I’m just here telling you there is so you have the option to lock yourself in, or take the risk and think for yourself.

            BTW, there is no law (yet) anywhere in America that prohibits a man from working. “Employment” is an IRS term to enslave, so no, I’m not “employed”, and therefore No, I don’t have any legal obligation whatsoever to pay income tax.

            Stolen identity? Wow, so you admit that it is possible (and easy) to STEAL identity, but you still defend the concept as feasible and healthy?? What has your government ever done that demonstrates competence, security, safety, and reliability? But you will surrender your natural identity for some fake gov’t issued “identity” that THEY maintain, control, and use for their will?

            Have you ever tried to do a legal name change? Guess what… YOU cannot do it. THEY have complete control, and THEY decide if they will grant your request! So, do YOU own “your identity”?? Sorry if all this thinking hurts.

            Government subsidized?? I will die of starvation before I take a dime from gov’t. They STOLE every penny they hand out, so it is YOU who are supporting theft, fraud and violence through the tax system you embrace as part of your slave benefits program.

            Medical Care? And there we have it. You even THINK the way they programmed you! Wake up!! When I reach an age or stage that I cannot exist without “medical care”, I say it’s time to expire and call it done. Accidents and injuries? I’m not stupid enough to engage in risky activity for the sake of entertainment. I broke a finger 30 years ago… so other than that, I haven’t needed “medical care” for my whole life. I can patch most injuries, and if something comes up, I have many years of NOT being coerced into insurance, tax, and license fees, so I’m way further ahead than you. Imagine increasing your income and lowering your monthly expenses by double-digit percentages! But that makes you jealous, so you will call me “bad” for suggesting it.

      • baronrae

        If you were born here, went to school here or have any type of utilities, drivers license, state ID, renting/home ownership….every person here has given up their information to the government already!

        • Mtdewd

          Simply not true. And even if true for most, that is a foolish argument for quitting the fight. One must be vigilant and active in order to protect liberty and resist the forces of evil that strive to destroy our freedom.

          • Bud

            THEN JUST DON’T VOTE!

          • Mtdewd

            I “vote” every day, with my life, by resisting, by refusing to bow to the Master. I refuse to pay a violent gang of thugs so they can afford to enslave me. They exist today for the sole purpose of stripping people’s wealth, and thereby maintaining control over the flock. You can trust them if you want. You can pay them to dominate you if you want.

          • Red

            DUDE go seek some help … all the bull you are pouring out, you contradict yourself, you blabber on and sound like the leftist freaks, IF YOU DON’T LIKE OUR COUNTRY WELL GET THE EFF OUT!!!!!

            DON’T BOTHER TO RESPOND I DON’T WANT TO HEAR YOUR BLABBER

      • Bud

        Your life is already “registered” with the government through its pervasive control of the financial system.
        Verification of citizenship should be required when registering to vote, as well as ID when voting to ensure that the prospective voter is who he/she claims to be.

      • Varangian Guard

        They already know everything they need to know about you. If they want to know more they can do that too.
        Don’t think voting against or objecting to any efforts directed at citizen data collection mean anything. GUB wants…..GUB gets – it’s a non-partisan thing, a Big Brother thing.

        Not something I advocate, but a fact nonetheless. It is slow to turn the ship around, but the sanitizing of your electronic fingerprint is possible, and a little painful.

      • No Mas

        that is fake news… and fyi,. we are a “republic”
        Having a designated voting card is no different that the Drivers license ID, just need to make the card fraud proof.

        • Mtdewd

          1. Republic? lol. You keep telling yourself that. Public School has failed you. America is operated out of the Administrative Branch. By signing up for their ID, you surrender the Republic and the Three Branches checks/balances, and put yourself into slave status under Administrative law: “Guilty until you prove yourself innocent”.

          2. Drivers License ID? You make my entire point for me. Ubiquitous issuing of “drivers license” is fraud, and a clear violation of 4th Amendment. Blending a “license” with “ID” is a huge overreach, but is possible because the sheeple masses refuse to think, and have bought the “safety” lie in exchange for freedom.

          3. Fraud proof? No such thing as “fraud proof” when dealing with the government, because the government employees are notorious for fraud. The government is a bunch of people, and people find ways to use their job for personal gain. Entrusting your whole existence to the employees of government is a fool’s mission. The government issuance of “ID” is, in itself, a fraud.

    • River

      Cue the crying lefties! It’s racist, you know? Just like it’s racist to get Section 8 housing, food stamps, WIC, Medicaid, free or subsidized phone, internet and TV service, etc ad nauseum. All of which require verifiable identification.

  • kaiju

    I’d go for that, but I’ve got a feeling that Dems are going to have a problem with it.
    A property tax statement would be a good way to ID voters too.

    • ja ko

      Foreigners are allowed to operate business, purchase real estate. This doesn’t make them citizens or legitimate voters in this country.

      • kaiju

        Point is that if you own property you have an investment in America. If you pick up a welfare check and EBT card (food stamps) you do not. If you have an investment you will vote to make it do well. If you are a leech you will vote to get a bigger handout.

        • Paul

          True but also not true. There are those who are on welfare that legitimately need it because of a lost job or health conditions. I am not one of them as I work and pay taxes. Please don’t label all of the welfare recipients in the same boat. What would be better is if they only allow them to be on welfare while looking for a job and if after 18 months, they are taken off of it if they can not attribute a justifiable cause for still needing it. ALSO, drug test for all on welfare. I have to do it on my job so should they!

          • kaiju

            I fear that those that actually deserve assistance are a tiny minority in modern America. There are those who do. I have a handicapped friend in that boat. When the number of Americans receiving assistance goes over 45% as it did in BHusseinOs regime, we’ve got a big problem. Big problems need big solutions and if we can solve the big problem, my friend needn’t worry.

          • baronrae

            My Mom got unemployment for a couple months when I was a kid. She had a computer punch card that had to be filled out and signed proving that she had applied at a certain number of places each week to qualify for it. Late 70’s…that is what we need, to make them look for jobs to even get any benefits and drug testing.

        • baronrae

          yeah, but they need an ID to get those food stamps and welfare benefits, that’s why it is so outrageous for the Dems to claim it is discriminatory.

        • Mtdewd

          Before the scam called “voting”, America was set up as “electors”, and electors had to hold a certain amount of land. As you say, holding an investment in the physical land creates a responsibility and personal motivation to make things better. Good system, but it was corrupted with the liberal “women’s suffrage” and other “democracy” perversions.

        • Bud

          Owning property in America does not make one a citizen who is eligible to vote.

          • kaiju

            Does that mean it’s better to bus the crackheads from the projects to the polls. They are mostly Americans.

    • Huks

      Not all states have property tax. At least not for all their residents.

    • Mtdewd

      Property tax on the home you live in is one of the biggest frauds going in our corrupt system. And it’s so sad to see a near-total acceptance of this travesty. With property tax, you can never own a piece of property, you are merely a life-time renter who will lose your life’s work WHEN the government raises that tax to the point you can no longer afford it.

      • kaiju

        I’ll agree with that, but you have changed the subject.