Steve King: Illegal Immigrants Using Voter Fraud To Take Over America

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"Steve King: Illegal Immigrants Using Voter Fraud To Take Over America"

At a debate last night with Democratic challenger Christie Vilsack, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) dipped his toes into the debate over voter ID laws, telling the audience that such measures must be passed “before we turn this country over to people who are not American citizens.” King, who has described immigrants as dogs and proposed an electrified fence on the Mexican border, claimed that there is “significant voter fraud in this country” and, according to the Des Moines Register, blamed undocumented immigrants for a significant chunk of it. There is no evidence that voter fraud is a problem and significant evidence that voter ID laws serve to disproportionately disenfranchise minority voters.

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