Hartmann: Let's, let's even stipulate Bill, excuse me, Judson. Let's stipulate that ten or twenty thousand people a year are illegally voting. Use your numbers. Is that worth throwing five million people off the voting rolls? Is that a reasonable cost benefit equation?
Philips: It is worth making sure people who are allowed to vote, CAN vote and people who are not allowed to vote, DON'T vote.
This is quite a stunning admission. But hey, since the Tea folk aren't really big fans of that thar book learnin', maybe he thinks 5 million is a smaller number than 20 thousand? (trying to be generous here, folks)
Philips then goes on to rationalize his answer by saying that we need these inane voter ID laws because of close races like the 2000 presidential election. How that's supposed to justify making MILLIONS of citizens ineligible to vote, I'm not exactly sure.
In another part of the interview, Philips claimed that there were twelve thousand non citizens registered to vote, and five thousand who actually voted in the last election. When Thom asked how many were prosecuted, Philips responded: "zero". This inconvenient fact didn't appear to bother him very much, if at all.
Later, Philips argued that dead people were somehow one of the major sources of voter fraud (which he smugly referred to as a "key Democratic constituency"). Hartmann asked him to name one dead person that voted, to which Philips brought up panty sniffer, James O'Keefe, and how he attempted to vote as the Attorney General, Eric Holder (which is odd, since I'm pretty sure Holder is still alive). Hilariously, Philips HIMSELF admitted that while O'Keefe attempted to commit voter fraud, he didn't ACTUALLY do so because he didn't turn in his ballot, thus undermining his whole point, whatever the hell it was.
Seeing Philips flailing throughout the interview was a great thing to behold. I'm somewhat surprised he did such a shitty job defending himself. I clearly expected better of someone who claims the President is a stupid, homosexual, drug addict.