Ann Coulter: US Needs Literacy Tests To Make It ‘More Difficult To Vote’ (VIDEO)

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April 15, 2015 2:49 p.m.
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Conservative commentator Ann Coulter advocated for the administration of literacy tests as a prerequisite for voting on Wednesday during an appearance on “Fox & Friends.”

During a segment on how poorly informed American voters are, Fox News host Brian Kilmeade asked Coulter whether it bothered her that her vote counted just as much as someone who knew nothing about politics.

“More than I can say,” Coulter said. “I just think it should be, well for one thing, a little more difficult to vote. There’s nothing unconstitutional about literacy tests.”

Fellow guest and executive director of the Accountability Project, Nomiki Konst, pointed out that literacy tests were made illegal under the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

Throughout the discussion, Coulter maintained that voting was too easy.

“We have ballots being given in 124 different languages,” Coulter said. “And I’m pretty sure Senate debates will not be taking place in Urdu. So what are they voting on?”

While Coulter said she was fine with letting “Democrats do all of the vote theft they can get away with,” she was adamant that voting day should be limited to “one 24-hour period.”

When Konst pointed out the importance of civic education in school and how it could be used to create a more informed citizenry, Coulter balked.

“Maybe we can check to see if they can name the vice president before letting them vote,” Coulter said. “As for more civic education, that usually means the 12 years of Chinese-style propaganda in public schools, which only means you are dumber than someone who has not gone to school.”

Coulter concluded her argument by noting that Democrats, in addition to committing vote theft, were benefitting from uninformed voters.

“Is a completely ignorant voter better for the Democratic Party or the Republican Party? The Democratic Party,” Coulter said.

Watch the video below, courtesy of Fox News:

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