When he was on the campaign trail in 2012, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) suggested that only property owners should be allowed to vote.
Yoho made the suggestion when he was running for Congress. The comments were flagged by Right Wing Watch on Tuesday.
“I’ve had some radical ideas about voting and it’s probably not a good time to tell them, but you used to have to be a property owner to vote,” Yoho said at a speaking event at the Berean Baptist Church in Ocala, Florida. The crowd responded with applause.
At the same event Yoho also said that early voting via absentee ballots are a “travesty” and praised Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) for reducing the number of early voting days from two weeks to eight days.
Watch Yoho’s comments below: