Accuracy in Media

The liberal media insist that requiring a photo ID to vote is a racist plot by Republicans. Yet students have to go through a rigorous procedure to take the college admission test known as the SAT. Is that racist, too?

My son took the SAT recently and had to print out and take two pages of identification and requirements for test-taking. One page had a photo head shot and listings for birth date, sex, high school, registration number and location for the test center. When checking in, he had to produce another photo ID and the person checking him in had to compare the photo ID to the print-out and what he actually looked like checking in. The purpose is to make sure there is no cheating.

The “progressives” do not think it is necessary to check ID in this manner when free, fair and honest elections are at stake.

In a “Myth versus Fact” hand-out, the AFL-CIO, one of the “progressive” groups backing Hillary Clinton for president, says it is a “myth” that since “Photo IDs already are required for everything from boarding a plane to getting a library card,” that “It makes sense to require a picture ID for voting.” The giant labor federation counters: “FACT: Unlike boarding a plane or obtaining a library card, voting is a fundamental right, not a privilege. Over the course of history, groups on the margins of society have fought and sometimes died to protect the right to vote. Voting is crucial to our democracy.”

Think about the bizarre logic of this claim. Although voting is more important than getting a library card (or taking the SAT test), the AFL-CIO is saying that it is not as important to make sure the process is honest and fair. Hence, people should not have to prove who they are when voting. This odd view taken by the AFL-CIO doesn’t make any sense. Since people died to give us the right to vote, we should do everything possible to make sure the right is reserved for American citizens.

The AFL-CIO position can only be construed as an effort to weaken requirements for voting so that fraud can take place.

But why would the liberal-left have an incentive to commit fraud?

On the night of the vice-presidential debate, Robert Reich, who was secretary of labor under then-President Bill Clinton, sent a “Dear fellow MoveOn member” message to the left-wing group citing “some jaw-dropping statistics that you and I have to turn around.” He said, “Only 65% of Democrats say they’re sure they’ll vote this year—which is lower than it’s been in decades. And it’s eleven points lower than the 76% of Republicans who say they’re certain to vote.” He added, “With Hillary Clinton ahead by an average of just 3.7 points in the most recent polls, this gap in who plans to vote is more than large enough to cost Clinton the election.”

Since Hillary is not an inspiring candidate, the Democrats are clearly worried. Reich said “the hard reality is that this race could go either way depending on voter turnout. That’s why MoveOn’s massive voter turnout operation is so vital.”

The obvious way to commit fraud is to get non-citizens and others supporting the Clinton-Kaine ticket to vote in states which don’t require a photo ID.

The National Conference of State Legislatures says that only 34 states have laws requesting or requiring voters to show some form of identification at the polls, and that 32 of these voter identification laws are in force in 2016.

Of the states requiring some form of identification, only seven require a photo I.D.

Conservative writer Cherylyn Harley LeBon notes that the SAT process went to the use of photo IDs and other requirements after an SAT cheating scandal in 2011 left students in Great Neck, New York facing criminal prosecution. Test-takers accepted money to impersonate other students. The imposters used fake IDs to gain entrance on exam day.

The ID Checklist for the SAT is now very specific. It says ID documents must meet all of these requirements:

  • Be a valid (unexpired) photo ID that is government-issued or issued by the school that you currently attend. School IDs from the prior school year are valid through December of the current calendar year. (For example, school IDs from 2015-16 can be used through December 31, 2016.)
  • Be an original document (not photocopied)
  • Bear your full, legal name exactly as it appears on your Admission Ticket, including the order of the names.
  • Bear a recent recognizable photograph that clearly matches both your appearance on test day and the photo on your Admission Ticket.
  • Be in good condition, with clearly legible English language text and a clearly visible photograph.

Comparing taking the SAT to voting, LeBon notes that the College Board, which administers the SAT, “quickly set up strong ID verification standards when their credibility was challenged. One would expect governments to be more willing to protect the integrity of every vote cast.”

Republicans have tried to meet this challenge. But the progressives and their allies have fought verification, integrity, honesty and fairness every step of the way. This is a story that should be told. Unfortunately, it is twisted by the media to make it seem like requiring an ID is racist. This phony charge is evidence that the progressives intend to manipulate the system and commit vote fraud. There is no other explanation.




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Comments

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Taking the SAT isn’t a Constitutionally protected right, you sniveling idiot.

    Voter fraud is virtually non-existent in this country. Voter ID laws are designed to get Republicans elected. That’s the only reason.

    Kincaid knows this. He’s lying to you.

  • Jack Parsons

    The political science department of Old Dominion University published a peer reviewed report on the subject of non-citizens voting in U.S. elections. Their conclusion was that enough non-citizens vote to potentially impact close elections. They report with high confidence that John McCain won North Carolina in 2008, and that Norm Coleman defeated Al Franken in 2008.

    http://ww2.odu.edu/~jrichman/NonCitizenVote.pdf

  • Obie Nicolanti

    The right to free travel is a guaranteed right and so is the right to life and the pursuit of happiness, but the government has no issue requiring that you obtain a driver’s license to travel, or a fishing license in order to catch a fish for your family to eat… the argument that this is racist is clearly idiotic.

  • Austinniceguy

    The welfare recipients are required to provide ID before they can sign up for benefits, why not to vote? I know not everyone has a bank account but you must have ID if you want to open one. If you collect checks of ANY sort, you must provide ID to cash them. ID’s MUST be necessary for voting!!!!

  • maryloujb

    California gives out driver’s licenses to anyone and you can bet there is no reference to nationality. So what is the fix for that? Heads up, this place is history and it’s coming your way, if you do nothing. I can’t wait to move out of this democrat, filthy, hell hole third world state.

  • sox83cubs84

    Voter ID would seriously impede the election of Socialist Democraps. The left can’t have that, so they turn loose their useful idiots like the union bosses to make nonsensical statements and hope that the general population is uninformed enough to believe them.

  • sox83cubs84

    TROLL ALERT!

  • Sharon Tuten

    IDIOT! TROLL! LIBERAL COMMUNISTIC TRAITOR. You need to face reality :YOU’RE A LOOSER!

  • IronChefSandwiches

    LOLOLOLOL You morons never cease to amuse me with your horrific grammar, lack of spelling ability, and all-around idiocy. Never change!

  • Sharon Tuten

    You are such a scholar! Name caller at best!

  • Sharon Tuten

    TROLL

  • Sharon Tuten

    Troll

  • BakkenBill

    And you sir are an over educated idiot!

  • IronChefSandwiches

    A troll types one word, usually in all CAPS and runs away like a coward. The troll is you, dummy.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Idiots believe easily identified lies. The idiot is you.

  • Sharon Tuten

    Ha ha ha … so funny! You have me laughing with your wit (lack of)! No, far from coward… I have a life other than trolling web sites for attention, which appears as of now, you:
    1. Never had as a child
    2. Never receive as a man
    3. And still none as a TROLL!
    Just remember “stick and stones will hurt me, names never will.”
    Now, crawl back under your rock and when you can act like a grown man, maybe, and just maybe, somebody will finally pay you the attention you believe in that sharp witted come back mind of yours you think you deserve.

  • Steven Barrett

    I don’t have to have any voter’s card, whip out my state ID card for check cashing, buying some drugs at my pharmacy, get past airport security checkers to vote. Just show up, say what my address is and repeat the clerk’s checking of my name and in I go. Just like that. How’d that work? I live in a small New England town that never required any ID to vote, and I’m white, too. Juxtapose my situation with the galling frustration experienced by many African American voters who have to go through many hoops n’ hurdles to perform the same act as I; voting.
    Let’s face it, the GOP is far more afraid of an electorate voting for a sane non-white, non-male, non-straight candidate than getting caught with their pants down whilst pulling every trick in the book to make sure there’s no “voter fraud.” This is THE fraud, and don’t let anybody tell you straight to your face that it isn’t.

  • Lee Ryan

    You’re all wasting your time on the sandwich boy. He’s a sadist just looking for victims.

  • sox83cubs84

    He’s a liberal…that’s the best most of ’em can do.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    LOLOLOL I LOVE it when right wing idiots try to play “I know all about you” and fail so miserably. LOLOLOL Loser!

  • Sharon Tuten

    Seriously? I know nothing about you, but you display classic abandonment issues. Next you will call me mean and a bully! Ouch… your wit is so exasperating, it is beyond compare. You need someone to hug you? Please seek some professional mental health services.

  • Sharon Tuten

    I thought we already discussed this childish name calling issue that you at every opportunity seem to do! Like I said earlier, abandonment issue. Now, go back outside and play nice. Children can be so exasperating sometimes when not properly supervised.

  • Sharon Tuten

    Just like you lying to everyone else here? Abandonment issues.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Please tell me more about me! This is fascinating!

  • Sharon Tuten

    Not sure which side you’re trying to make a point for. Please explain.

  • Sharon Tuten

    You need professional mental health therapy. Seek it everywhere than on a web site to validate your existence.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    LOLOLOL

  • worried for future

    I believe Illinois will issue drivers licenses to most anyone if they show a utility bill and the D/L and bill are all that’s needed to register to vote. I think other blue states have such lax voting laws. The True The Vote efforts of Judicial Watch are suing states to clean up voter lists to rid them of dead people and those who’ve left the state.

  • Steven Barrett

    You started off your reply to Ironchef in a very reasonable manner, but look at who’s rather prodigiously tossing out the “troll” name and in big print no less? The name of the website is “Accuracy in Media,” rather benign and bland, also implying we should be able to discuss the relative accuracy or lack thereof without having to return to the rules of that jungle known as “elementary school playgrounds” … or worse, lol, the morning kitchen table squabbles of sibs held just before the school bus arrives. Do I know, four times over. Liberal contributors or even more moderately more liberal contributors shouldn’t have to worry whether or not their replies will put them in the figurative bulleyes’ of political purists who’ll then point out their pop-guns that’ll fire off little flags upon which the word Troll will appear in all caps and full boldface fonts. Can we agree on that much? After all, we all have an interest in being able to read the most accurate coverage in political or other news events.

  • Sharon Tuten

    Political purist?

  • Steven Barrett

    Read it over and you’ll see.

  • ItsJo

    Recall that Obama AND Holder sued Pa. when the people actually passed a law, to require Voter ID’s….because they would NOT be able to CHEAT for a Democrat Win. Obvious. The Dems CHEAT to win elections and their bogus ‘excuses of discrimination is laughable as EVERYONE has some sort of ID…….they just DON”T want it for voting at the Polls, and the “DemORats are Already cheating with 12 Ballot Boxes Found in the basement by a worker that was “Stuffed with Hillary votes”…….has the Liberal/Leftist Media even Mentioned this………NO.

    There are Several incidents Already showing the Cheating by DemoThugs and THIS, should be STOPPED and those doing this, should be arrested and fined VERY HEAVILY. We KNOW Hillary/Obama/Soros have “rigged things, and we CANNOT JUST HAVE THEM DO IT, AGAIN AS SOROS DID FOR OBAMA…….It’s WHY Paper Ballots SHOULD BE USED…….at Least, they can be ‘Recounted”……but they want “Online, and electronic voting……..to Continue CHEATING.

    Same cheating in MI, when Al Franken Needed More votes to beat Coleman-there were thousands in the trunk of a car, that was “late being turned in…….Miraculously, they were FOR Al Franken, who cheated to become Senator.” It’s the DemoThug Way!

  • Sharon Tuten

    I did ” read it over” and an still confused on your original post, that is what I first asked of you to explain. Exactly who are you to be lecturing me about name calling? As far my comments to ironchiefnsandwiches, I believe there is still a 1st amendment right in this country, and I was exercising that right just as you were exercising your right to criticize and attempt to identify and label me because I disagree with ther leftist propaganda that if ” I don’t agree with the left, I am atomically, systematically a right wing conspiracy nut job.” As long as both sides are held accountable for both actions and words of facts and not some “interpretation” or “inconvenient truths”, then the lefts will have their fellings hurt by us so called “deplorables” who can accept the world of reality and not fantasyland. Now you can agree to that can’t you? I got time…my doctoral thesis is not required until next week.

  • jug

    Voter fraud IS RAMPANT, you lying paid stooge of Hillary the killer, and her string puller and your paymaster, George Sorros!

    And 99.99 percent of it is by your commiecrat buddies!

  • jug

    Just tell us how much Sorros is paying you for your services?

  • Gz7

    And, of course, nobody is in jail for any of these crimes.

  • Lee Ryan

    Sharon, I’ve already referred Iron boy to a therapist. Perhaps we need a group intervention.

  • HelenWheels

    Mostly because these news stories were hoaxes. It’s the same reason no “Liberal/Leftist Media” (including Fox News) mentioned this.

  • BooBooBaby

    It isn’t hoaxes….there is so much evidence of it! The dead votes, the illegals that vote, the people that vote more than once! Please….if it was the other way around the Liberals would be throwing an absolute fit!

  • BooBooBaby

    There is Fraud! And I will Tell YOU and ANY one else right to your FACE!

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Yeah, a complete lack of evidence will do that, won’t it? God, you people live in a fantasy land.

  • Bennie Bennett

    I want to know why the Democrats always win that argument! It is so dumb.

  • Steven Barrett

    No. And what does being or not being a “political purist” have to do with the use of all caps in order to figuratively shout the people you disagree with on any given issue? Or would you prefer political discussions to be lowered to the same level of elementary school shouting matches? Hope not.

  • Sharon Tuten

    Wow! Took you this long to say what? Oh my gosh, grow up… if I choose to YELL, what concern of it is it to you? I didn’t ask anything from you except clarification of your statements( still waiting)to further discuss the written article, instead you resort to lecture.me on “proper playground etiquette.” This appears to be.the pattern or tactic of a few – avoid and then avoid again, quickly devert answering the question and attack the.opposing opinion. Your original comment back to me talked about needing to hear both sides before trying to shut down someone’s else’s opinion, you have.managed not to answer my request for clarification, but continue to discuss my inept ability to resort to childish playground antics.

  • magic1114

    From what I understand, the license has a line that says “Not for voting”, which is to say that they shouldn’t be given a license in the first place! And if you move, try Arizona where Americans live!

  • Steven Barrett

    Are you always this vulgar?

  • Sharon Tuten

    ob·tuse

    ?b?t(y)o?os,äb?t(y)o?os/

    adjective

    1.

    annoyingly insensitive or slow to understand.

    “he wondered if the doctor was being deliberately obtuse”

    synonyms:stupid, slow-witted, slow, dull-witted, unintelligent, ignorant,simpleminded, witless; More

    As in “coarse, vulgar, gross, obscene, ribald mean offensive to good taste or morals. coarse implies roughness, rudeness, or crudeness of spirit, behavior, or language .”? Are you always obtuse? As in

  • Gz7

    Hey everybody, our paid agitator from Media Matters is back! Let’s all have some more fun with him!

  • Gz7

    Hey, are you working for Media Matters along with IronHeadSandwich? Welcome aboard!

  • IronChefSandwiches

    LOL Where’s this money you keep accusing me of making? Hey, while we’re here…there HAS been evidence of media outlets paying commenters to post on web site. They’ve all been right wing sites. Sorry. You’re still a loser…and wrong…and dumb.

  • Gz7

    Media Matters is your God! You’re hilarious!

  • LaTisha Jackson

    Totally agree! Crapifornia has a good weather, which attracts comfort junkies. There they become even more comfortable, and you know what comfort does to you. It KILLS. It kills your soul first, and when it’s dead – you are a walking dead. That’s how most Americans living today are low quality people. With the petite sized spirit. With the outright genetic garbage that calls themselves democrats. They are as democratic or liberal or progressive as I am a balerina. It’s just another perversion of truth. They are simply inferior.

  • LaTisha Jackson

    Every inferior hiding from real life and real people in a protected and guaranteed environment of Government, Hollywood, Wall Street, Silicon Valley, unions and cartels (such as professional and financial services cartel, legal drug cartel, etc…) is a democRAT. Watch for the illegals voting on November 8. Call the police, make a lot of noise. The only language the inferior understand is the language of force.

  • LaTisha Jackson

    yeh…this idiot is back…deranged lunatic…must be a Hollywood writer, or a financial engineer…

  • LaTisha Jackson

    of couurse…the problem is that the masses are idiotic…everywhere and at all times…first thing on the way out of idiocy is to stop believing the idiot box…then – stop going to the movies – this will eradicate Hollywood, the major hub for the inferior. Then – stop taking chemical poison in the form of pills and supermarket foods…this will eradicate that big pharma and the alchemists, and you’ll be able to think clearer. Then – stop using the 1.2 million soldiers strong army of important looking professional truth manipulators that call themselves lawyers, and they will disappear…and on and on…then you will come to an all-natural happy life that the indians had here before the red-faced barbarians arrived…

  • Steven Barrett

    This topic’s going to be moot very shortly ever since The Donald was caught being himself and revealed to the world for all his hypocrisy and juvenile temperament. (That’s for starters.) “If anybody was offended,” and the next time he tried to apologize, he conditioned it with a side swipe at Bill Clinton as a warning that not only will the gloves be off tomorrow, he’s coming in with brass knuckles. Who the hell wants to vote for that kind of spoiled over grown boorish child?

  • Dave

    Sharon Tuten, I love how you think.

  • jug

    Lack of evidence when a precinct has over 100 percent of registered voters casting votes? Like up to 160 percent?

    You dont live in fantasy land, you live in bogus land!
    Cheating for the likes of lying Hillary makes you a real POS!

  • jug

    You just cant do anything but lie!
    Spawn of Hillary and the democrat jackass!

  • D D Ross

    In response to IronChefSandwiches statement of : Voter ID laws are designed to get Republicans elected. I have to agree with that part of his post. By having a national law that requires picture ID along with proof of nationality it would reduce fraudulent voting. IT also will allow the true vote to be cast and counted.

  • Steven Barrett

    If the Republicans take California, rest assured some Russians managed to qualify to vote.

  • Scrap Iron

    No it because the democrats make sure as best they can that no one caught cheating is pursued for their crime, just like Hillary’s crimes involving classified information and deletion of subpoenaed documents…..

  • Buzz

    There was an article that came out that said, POS governor in CA was going to allow email voting..now how does that work out? Just stop and think how many times someone can change their name in the period of time given to vote.

  • Buzz

    Yep and in the reverse, remember when the POS in DC or where ever ballots are generated, did not leave on time for our military; hence, they came in I think it was 12 hours after the polls closed, those votes were not allowed to be counted and thus prevented the election from going to the Republican candidate.

  • Buzz

    Wear a red shirt…I think it would have been better to have a code…but…this may well help. In small town WY, two years ago, we caught one trying to vote twice..that person was white, a business person that, well, shall we say, was well respected until that happened.

  • Buzz

    The W H POS and her good friend Loretta Lynch, a Muslim herself and a member of the sisterhood protected her and refused to prosecute…the FBI did their jobs, Comey did not do his.

  • Buzz

    One of my friends was an elector in IA; they found a truck loaded with votes for the Dems that were being moved into the polling area.

  • Buzz

    They only think of themselves, not the future generations nor the demise of this nation into an immigration filled country being ran under Marxist rule..perhaps he just not understand Communist or Marxism or perhaps he just does not care.

  • Buzz

    Anyone seen the Alex Jones video of Billy’s ex girlfriend, if not, try to find it..it tells of how rotten she smelled the first time she met her while picking Billy up from a plane.

  • Buzz

    It is too bad that Mr. Fitton is under capitalized; he has done a good job of trying…they have already found tens of thousands of dead voters, thousands of double votes for HRC and also two Dems cutting up votes for Trump.

  • Buzz

    Excellent post: please pause and take a look at this..I found this when I was running for office myself..the average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations progressed through the following sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage; from great courage to abundance; from abundance to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependence; from dependence back to bondage. Can you see where we are now and for you history majors and those that thrive on history, can you see? Thank God for Trump, he has awakened us…now pray, that God will continue to use this rogue to lead us in getting our nation back with the help of the Lord and We the People.

  • Buzz

    Of shutting down the roads to get to the fishing holes that are truly good..control of the food supply. BLM must go.

  • Buzz

    Remember this election HRC’s company, across the ponds will be counting the votes…what does that tell us.

  • Buzz

    Oh my, oh my, 10,000 recently found dead people’s vote for HRC.. I would say that is voter fraud and this is only one small find…there are others larger.

  • Buzz

    Probably liberal educated. Psychologists and Psychiatrists alike, have written repeatedly, Liberals have a mental defect…also Progressives is the new work for Communism..that is PC..this is another way they have torn us down and divided us..we need to exhume common sense right away and use it to the max,

  • Buzz

    LOSER!

  • IronChefSandwiches

    When your statement is that ridiculously false, I would say you’re a misinformed rube. But hey, let’s play along. The election hasn’t happened yet but you’ve found 10,000 votes for Hillary? Do you even read what you type before hitting “Post”? You level of misinformation is stunning. You shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

  • Steven Barrett

    I’m surprised Cliff didn’t insist upon making all new voters (of color) or holding addresses from “the other side of the tracks” take the old “jelly bean census.”

  • Steven Barrett

    It seems to me that the only “inferior … democRAT” you’re worried about being allowed to vote should be more honest and upfront and just show up at the polling station in a white sheet.

  • ACollegeStudent

    Shouldn’t the progressives in the last sentence be REGRESSIVES?