Minneapolis radio host Baker: "I don't think homeless people should vote"; "I'm not that excited about women voting"

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On his radio show, Chris Baker said, "I don't think homeless people should vote. Frankly. In fact, I have to be very honest. I'm not that excited about women voting, to be honest." Baker later said: "But that's just me. I'm a pig, and that's fine. All right? And we'll see that, I'm sure, on a lame-ass website very soon. But I don't think hobos ought to vote at all. They're nuts. And I think that there needs to be a little more care in who votes."

On the October 2 broadcast of his Minneapolis radio show, Chris Baker said, "I don't think homeless people should vote. Frankly. In fact, I have to be very honest. I'm not that excited about women voting, to be honest." Baker subsequently added: "But that's just me. I'm a pig, and that's fine. All right? And we'll see that, I'm sure, on a lame-ass website very soon. But I don't think hobos ought to vote at all. They're nuts. And I think that there needs to be a little more care in who votes."

Later, when KTLK's Danielle Hitchings asked Baker, "Women voting makes you nervous?" he replied, "Yes, it does." When asked why, Baker said, "Because women tend to vote more for security than freedom."

Baker later said: "I mean, there are things that you should check to make sure that they're not registered to vote in another county, state. I mean, there are things to check, OK? You get a vote. I'm not saying that you -- deny people the ability to vote, except certain people like drunk-ass hobos. I don't think drunk-ass hobos have anything to vote for." He added:

You know what they vote for? They vote for booze. OK? They vote to be lazy, no-good, disgusting, putrid bums, all right? I don't -- why do those guys vote? And these guys -- and they're warehoused voters, OK? This is what annoys me about this, that they'll go to some ghetto somewhere and go in there and grab some slug out of an apartment and throw him in a voting booth, OK? Now, if that person is a person who is of age and is a citizen, absolutely let them vote, OK? But if they want to vote, let them drag their ass down there and vote, OK?

From the October 2 broadcast of KTLK's The Chris Baker Show:

LANGDON PERRY (host of KTLK's The Langdon Perry Show): Because you can register same-day doesn't automatically mean you are a fraud. I think you're conflating


BAKER: I'm not saying it means you're a fraud. I'm saying it opens a door to a ton of vote fraud.

PERRY: Sure. But I think it doesn't open it so much wider that I think it's a problem. I think most people, a vast --

BAKER: Are you kidding?

PERRY: -- majority of people who show up to vote same-day are doing so honestly, with good intentions, without voter fraud occurring.

BAKER: I don't believe it at all.

PERRY: I think we have -- I think we have one the best systems for it here in Minnesota, and we have had one of the most liberal policies for voting for quite some time.

BAKER: I think --

PERRY: People don't like it because they -- because it gets liberal candidates in sometimes, and they think same-day voter registrations are the reason why.

BAKER: Wow. Gee, I wonder. Hmm.

PERRY: But the fact is, liberal candidates consistently get it in, it's not all because of same-day voter registration.

BAKER: No. What I'm saying is, it opens up way too much fraud, that -- that's my only beef.

PERRY: Yeah.

BAKER: OK? Because I believe that a vote is really important. I'll give you an example: I don't think homeless people should vote.

PERRY: Mm-hmm.

BAKER: Frankly. In fact, I have to be very honest. I'm not that excited about women voting, to be honest. I'm not. OK? You know? But that's just me. I'm a pig, and that's fine. All right? And we'll see that, I'm sure, on a lame-ass website very soon. But I don't think hobos ought to vote at all. They're nuts. And I think that there needs to be a little more care in who votes.

PERRY: So you get to decide --

BAKER: OK, you don't know if a guy's a -- oh, here -- oh, now Danielle's very upset.

HITCHINGS: [inaudible]

BAKER: Get on a microphone if you're going to yell at me. You can't just yell at me from the door.

HITCHINGS: Women voting makes you nervous?

BAKER: Yes, it does.

HITCHINGS: Why?

BAKER: Because women tend to vote more for security than freedom.

HITCHINGS: What?

BAKER: They do.

HITCHINGS: So --

PERRY: I think in Chris's world, if you vote in a way that disagrees with him, you shouldn't vote.

BAKER: No, that's not what I'm saying at all. Anybody -- anyone can choose what they -- whatever you want to vote for, you vote. But I believe that there needs to be a solid check -- there needs to be solid checks and balances.

PERRY: Maybe you should take a test before you vote.

BAKER: I'm not saying that.

PERRY: Well, what is the checks and balances? What are the --

BAKER: To find out if a person is a felon.

PERRY: Mm-hmm.

BAKER: OK? Because felons are not supposed to vote unless they've had that right restored, which they can. To make sure they're a citizen. To make sure that they are of age. I mean, there are things that you should check to make sure that they're not registered to vote in another county, state. I mean, there are things to check, OK? You get a vote. I'm not saying that you -- deny people the ability to vote, except certain people like drunk-ass hobos. I don't think drunk-ass hobos have anything to vote for.

HITCHINGS: Hobos and women.

BAKER: You know what they vote for? They vote for booze. OK? They vote to be lazy, no-good, disgusting, putrid bums, all right? I don't -- why do those guys vote? And these guys -- and they're warehoused voters, OK? This is what annoys me about this, that they'll go to some ghetto somewhere and go in there and grab some slug out of an apartment and throw him in a voting booth, OK? Now, if that person is a person who is of age and is a citizen, absolutely let them vote, OK? But if they want to vote, let them drag their ass down there and vote, OK? This is the thing: You make it too easy, you could get people voting in two and three different states, which, by the way, happens. You could have illegal aliens voting.

PERRY: But it happens so little by comparison.

BAKER: Huh?

PERRY: It happens so little by comparison that --

BAKER: How do you know? But how do you know?

PERRY: Well, whenever we've seen it crop up , whenever they've been able to show people voting in two states and that kind of thing, whenever they been able to show it, it's been incredibly small numbers in comparison to the number of people who vote.

Posted In
Diversity & Discrimination, Class, Gender, Elections, Voting Rights & Issues
Network/Outlet
100.3 KTLK-FM
Person
Chris Baker
Show/Publication
The Chris Baker Show
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