Keilar spars with lead sponsor of Texas GOP's voting bill 1

Keilar spars with lead sponsor of Texas GOP’s voting bill

 

CNN's Briana Keilar presses Texas State Senator Bryan Hughes, the lead sponsor of a controversial voting bill, about why the bill is needed when Republican state officials declared the state's election was "smooth and secure."

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  1. I hate how the right pretends to be doing this because of voter fraud and everyone has to go down the list of why that’s stupid which they just smile and take. Basically, they willingly admit they are wearing a dunce cap and the left has to point out dunce caps aren’t supposed to cover your face.

    1. Everyone saw his smile throughout the interview kind of tapered off in the middle but then he continued on

  2. Ask him about those Democrat leaning areas where drop boxes were reduced only to increase it in Republican leaning areas by 2. Ask him about Sunday voting restrictions that target “souls to the polls”. How can he defend those?

    1. @RogerM And Europe provides free national IDs that are relatively easy to get/replace, have automatic voter registration, and almost universally vote on days off.

      Contrast that to the US where Republicans fight every effort to have Election Day as a day off, make voting registration as difficult as possible, and on the rare occasions they make ID free, they throw roadblocks like moving places that issue IDs out of minority-dominant areas and/or limiting the hours of operation to make it difficult for working-class people to acquire them. The GOP’s voter ID laws are not made in good faith; it’s calculated measure to suppress voting in certain communities.

    2. @Scurra so it’s time to fight for that…not making easy to vote without proper verification, and using the Black community as scapegoats.

    3. @RogerM – In Texas, you don’t need an ID to vote. You can vote with a carry permit, but you can’t vote with a student ID. So, you being from Europe, you have no idea of what you’re talking about. Each State in America is different, when it comes to ID Laws. I live in Ohio. Every 8-10 years I’m told my ID isn’t valid anymore. It’s easy for me to get new Social/Birth Certificate because I’m in my birth County. However, not everyone is that fortunate.

    4. @Swamp stomper Well.. now we have it. A troll that wants us to know about his dk. LOL. Don’t tell him…nobody cares.

    1. @Ghost of Elijah Cummings no. She kept cutting him off when he kept trying to spin a completely out of context and irrelevant voter-suppression bill into existence. She’s not going to let him lie on her air.

    2. @Josh frank 0.013793103448276%  TEXAS, being overly generous to the Republican legislators, that is the number they are trying to use, as an excuse to restrict your voting rights.
      29 mil people live in Texas.
      Let’s say ONLY half are voting age. 14.5 mil
      Then let’s say ONLY half of those vote regularly 7.25 mil
      Even if we disregarded the actual number of 43 cases… AND… rounded his intentionally vague “100’s” to a firm 1,000… AND… assumed every report was correct… that would still ONLY be a number, so inconsequential, that it wouldn’t even account for a 10TH OF A PERCENT of the statewide election. 0.013793103448276% #MathFacts

  3. From across the pond, well done Brianna, he looks like a snake oil salesman can’t believe you wouldn’t fact check him, but then again he’s a Republican.
    Just saying.

    1. @Lynn Jeffrey clearly you only watch left wing media. I like to vary my news sources and trust none of them. They all have a political agenda and will talk about certain topics but not others. BBC is supposed to be impartial but everyone knows it’s left wing and they rarely say anything negative about Biden. I think you’d be surprised to know just how many people in this country think Biden is senile and has an unhealthy obsession with little girls. People here aren’t as gullible as the Americans, we can see that reporters go easy on Biden and that Biden can’t function without a teleprompter.

    2. @Robert Emery you’re brainwashed by liberal fake news media. The giveaway is that you think anyone who criticises Biden is a Russian. Can’t you see you’re not well?

    3. @Dog Poo Fairy no, but I can easily see that anyone who goes by the name dog poo fairy while trolling YouTube and simping for fascism is very unwell.

    4. @Dog Poo Fairy “…talk about certain tropics but not others.”
      Like Gaetzgate? Like all those public apologies and retractions to Dominion? Like voter suppression laws over FAKE claims of fraud? Claims made by the king of fraud himself no less. Pathetic.

    1. @anthony wilson You are absolutely most likely right. I am not naive. BUT, they are just consistently effing up. Maybe there is hope. They have the rope to hang themselves and they are well on their way. It is always more of the same and them wanting more drama. Time will tell. A girl can dream.

    2. The concern is – even if turnout does go up – the Republicans are trying to make it easier to overturn or not certify election results that they don’t agree with (not to mention making it easier for their people to intimidate you while you’re voting)………. what do you do then? What happens if Republicans win back control of the House & Senate in 2022 but Biden narrowly wins in 2024 …… guarantee you they will refuse to certify Biden as the winner and put in their own candidate as president ………. it is hard not to feel like we just might be in the last days of democracy in America …….. if that’s the case – there’s no reason for anyone on the left to abide by anything coming from the right – any laws, etc. voted on by Republicans or rulings from the right-wing ruled Supreme Court ……. it will all fall apart ……. more violence ……. police and military are usually more right-wing oriented – so, they will likely use their power to support the right – the right already tries to keep federal funding away from more democratic areas – why should the blue states keep sending taxes then?….. wouldn’t be surprised if we’re not that far away from Republican states trying to imprison reporters from media they consider too left-wing …….. not good ….. not good ……

    3. @Jsee66 most definitely a concern seems unfathomable doesn’t it….but here we are.

    4. @Jsee66 Oh my lord…Well I may not sleep tonight! You are totally right. I am tired of the “if they go low we go high.” Do we want to be dirty, no. But dammit folks, we need to encourage voters to come back because they saw results! Change the narrative, put them in the position where they have to defend what they have done, they have to answer to the people!!! We have a shot and now is the time to man/woman up!!!!

  4. He’s talking about 36 ballots that were absentee ballots for non disabled people in 2018, hardly voter fraud especially enough to overturn an election. Republicans are soo full of it and know they can’t win any other way but to cheat.

    1. @RogerM Oh, I forgot to explain ab the voter i.d. Voter i.d. is targeted at excluding certain demographics. For example, young people are the most progressive voting group in the country. Many don’t have DLs or state i.d.’s. They often times do have student i.d.’s. What do the Republicans do? Ban student i.d. as an acceptable form of voter i.d. Now let’s keep going. They don’t want to accidentally suppress their own voters, so what’s an effective way to differentiate large groups of Republicans from Democrats? 50% of gun owners are Republicans. Only 18% are Democrats. Guess what IS an acceptable form of voter i.d. Handgun licenses. This is just one example out of MANY ways Republicans attempt to rig elections in their favor. I could seriously go on and on and on. Like for a loooong time. They are very good at suppressing the vote and operate with what one judge described as, “surgical precision.”

    2. @alindasue
      The frauds are regularly and predictably from the Repuglians, who lie incessantly.
      Sad.
      And pathetic.

    3. @S.D. C
      RePugglies believe that their fuhrer will restore missing limbs – if people simply place all their faith and buck$ in him.

    1. Sen. Hughes: “Integrity, Gerardo? That’s a problem, and why so many kids have to go to Confed– um, Charter–schools.” Brie dazzled him with her brilliance, her irony, her command of the facts – AND her values.

  5. Reality in a nutshell: There’s no sense in asking Republican cowards anything at all. Whatever they do, they do because they’re afraid Trump will sic his lunatic supporters on them.

    1. I think that you, like everyone else, knows this election was rigged and ole Joe was only placed into office to keep the chair warm for Kamala and do what his bosses tell him to do since if he answers too many questions he will “get in trouble” How do you Dems like the higher grocery and gas prices? Oh yeah, aren’t you happy that Tim Tebow is back in the N.F.L. while Colin Kaepernick is not? One more thing: God bless the U.S.A., the greatest country on earth. I know you guys hate that don’t you?

  6. The only problem they’re trying to fix is too many people voted for the other guy. They’re trying to make sure that doesnt happen again.

    1. 0.013793103448276%  TEXAS, being overly generous to the Republican legislators, that is the number they are trying to use, as an excuse to restrict your voting rights.
      29 mil people live in Texas.
      Let’s say ONLY half are voting age. 14.5 mil
      Then let’s say ONLY half of those vote regularly 7.25 mil
      Even if we disregarded the actual number of 43 cases… AND… rounded his intentionally vague “100’s” to a firm 1,000… AND… assumed every report was correct… that would still ONLY be a number, so inconsequential, that it wouldn’t even account for a 10TH OF A PERCENT of the statewide election. 0.013793103448276% #MathFacts

    2. No they aren’t. They don’t want Blacks and Mexican to vote and that is what it’s always.

    3. I relate it to Nascar racing. Lets say Toyota is winning almost every race. Ford and Chevy say we need to make a change. In the future Toyota must remove the right front wheel from all of their cars. The Ford and Chevy vote is unanimous. Now…it’s all fixed.

  7. If Hollywood was casting for someone to play the role of ‘Snake Oil Salesman’ …..Hughes would be their pick.

    1. Seriously… why would anyone vote for Jack Nicholson’s The Shining character? That guy is slimy AF.

  8. “If people believe the election is fair they will turn out to vote”

    You mean like they did in 2020? Or is he arguing that 2020 wasn’t a large turnout?

    1. Their setting up for 2022 election plan in motion to steal it but its going to backfire we will vote no matter what and end the retruplicans

  9. For those who think their vote doesn’t count, ask yourself why they’re trying so hard to suppress it.

    1. Also 1.3 CALIFORNIAN EMPLOYEE TRANSPLANTS & FAMILIES THAT WILL VOTE DEMOCRAT!
      2022-2028 Texas will Vote Blue!
      Issues with “Power Grid,” “Available Clean Drinking water, Expanded Resources, & Future Tax Burdens Republicans WILL BE VOTED OUT OF OFFICE!

  10. “Nearly every man can stand adversity, but if you want to test a Man’s character; Give him power.” – Abraham Lincoln

  11. I love how smug he looks. Republicans don’t even try to hide their wicked ways anymore.

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