Tapper asks official, who Trump assailed, why he supports Georgia's voting bill 1

Tapper asks official, who Trump assailed, why he supports Georgia’s voting bill

 

CNN's Jake Tapper presses Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger why he supports the controversial state voting bill after he said there was no widespread fraud in the 2020 election and was attacked by former President Trump for taking a stand. #CNN #News

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    1. @Mike Mason Ad hominem is all democrats have left. It’s the last stage before full-on fascism. Civil war is in fact inevitable.

    2. @Edison Moore your just delusional I never said what happened at the capital was right but it sounds like your making excuses on the other side and I’ve done plenty of research trump supporters posing as BLM that’s hilarious so could I turn that around and say the capital riot was BLM dressed up like a trump supporter?

    1. @SoupOnMyShirt You’re trying to give the government more power in the worst way possible. You have no right to complain about anyone. Lol, you’re calling me a puppet? You’re trying to give the government more control, I’m trying to give them less. You’re the puppet.

      You can’t say you’re against the establishment and then simp for them and say we should trust that they have our best interests at heart. If you’re antiestablishment refuse to give them control over who can vote. But you won’t, because you’re a big government schill.

      ‘You want massive mail-in-ballots without signature verification, and claim voter ID is suppressing.’

      It is. That’s just a fact. You can’t just say it’s not and magic it away. It reduces the number of voters by a significant margin that is indefensible. Your feelings about how it’s not true don’t make it not true.

      I don’t care if China’s left wing, I care about how they suppress votes, make you carry your ID everywhere, and spy on you at every minute of every day. Like you want to do. If you want that go to China. America doesn’t need your radical left agenda.

    2. @SoupOnMyShirt HR1 is gonna overrule you retrumplicans from suppressing the black vote and people of color. Guess you’re too much of a racist to care.

    3. @SoupOnMyShirt You are aware that the new voter law in Georgia takes away signature verification. Again, you would know that if you could read!!!!!!!!

    4. @SoupOnMyShirt You can’t just sit at home and request a photo ID, STUPID!!! You actually have to go and get one and actually take the picture. There are some elderly and BLACK people that have no way to get there. The Republicans know this fact and that’s why they wrote it into the bill but, I guess you’re to stupid to see that.

    5. @SoupOnMyShirt
      Uh huh, sure.
      Which party do modern day kkk/whitepower/nationalists support?
      Which candidates have they supported since Obama ran for POTUS in 2008?
      The supported The GOP, and MAGA.
      They sure as hell didn’t support Obama.
      They openly and overwhelmingly supported and still support Don the Con.
      That’s what is going on NOW, not 50-140 years ago.

      You can’t successfully refute that.
      You can try to project and obfuscate until the cows come home.
      Don the Con, his enablers, and those trying to copy him have the support of white power racists in the USA.

      End of story.

    1. @kac0404 To my mind, what you mention, the power that the bill gives to state authorities (mostly Republican) to step in and take over – that is the most upsetting part of the bill. It is giving away partisan power instead of allowing the voters to have their will enacted through their votes.

    2. @peace love Wrong. You’re not allowed to solicit in voting lines. That means no handing out water, food, caps, shirts, anything that’s free. People can bring their own bottle if they’re thirsty. Bribing people when they’re in line should’ve been illegal long ago. You people want to make it even easier to vote. Which is mind boggling to me. How democrats just want elections to be rigged.. Democrats have become a bigger threat to our country than any foreign government ever was. And indeed there will be a solution. That solution is a full on civil war. Nothing else will be able to stop the brainwashed totalitarian fascist left.

    3. @SoupOnMyShirt You are actually the Quintessential Trump Supporting “MARK” you’re just embarrassed to say it!!

  1. Staci abrams is a hero. She’s been on the front lines fighting . If it wasn’t for her the u.s. would be in a bad way now.

    1. @Logical Psychosorry but liars can’t ACCURATELY predict a dangerous insurrectionist and then turn around reveal what he would do just before leaving office . Yeah they played that old discredit-the-accuser-card but lost Every round. They had no idea that Mary was not to be trifled with. She PROVED them to be the The idiot cult following SIMPLETON sheep taken in by a lunatic con artist that they were

    2. @Punkanelly Lovejoy sorry pal, I’m just not buying a book by a person that blames her alcoholic fathers death on her uncle. A person that felt that she was cheated out of her inheritance and again , blames her uncle.
      You can claim that she has no axe to grind and certainly didn’t want the money from her book, if you want. It’s a lie, but you can claim it.

  2. These Georgia Republican Politicians are just encouragiing more minorities to go vote them out of office

    1. @Justin Webb
      Patients grasshopper, the audits are just now getting started. The facts will follow and I suspect you will call them Russian disinformation or some other BS.

    2. @Micheal Albert Based upon assertments of those that share that same silly view, it’s not going to look so good for you.
      You guys have this issue with not seeing the Forest, for the Tree’s.
      3 hand recounts, 2 machine recounts, not any issues.
      In the gop’s desperate attempt at grasping at air, they will want to maintain the ‘image’ that there is constant investigations in the matter, this will only prove that yet again, the Election was sound.
      American’s are onto these tactics, and will not change a single mind. Of course the one’s whom think there was fraud will always beat their drum, but with zero Evidence.
      The, “wait and see”, and “it’s coming” just makes you seem quite silly in at least a few ways.
      Trust me, if the Evidence existed, it would be on every facebook page you tube click-baiting video, News Station Channel, etc. Not just words from oan and other q-anut sources.

    3. @Micheal Albert well when you find those fraudulent voters make damn sure you hand the evidence over to trump so he can grift another fortune out of you to fight the case in court and get his lying azz tossed out the door with his bs just like before.

    4. @Justin Webb
      If you simply recount fraudulent ballots and expect a different result then you are the one who is delusional. Arizona is only now getting ready to begin their audit of the election results from Maricopa County. The Democrats have been fighting this audit with mostly delay tactics since December 15 when the state legislature first subpoenaed the ballots and voting machines. A judge in Georgia has now ordered an audit of the absentee ballots because of eye witness testimony that as many as 30,000 of these ballots were pristine with no signs that they had ever been folded which is a requirement for an absentee ballot to be received in an envelope. (This audit is also being fought by the same people providing you with misinformation)
      Many other states are now realizing that the number of absentee ballots far exceeds the number of envelopes or ballots received.
      If the ballot boxes were “stuffed “ then recounting the ballots will not show much. The ballots must be examined. If you are cool with this, I must ask why? You may be happy with the outcome but is it worth destroying our republic so your guy can win an election? CNN isn’t reporting on any of this but if you are interested the local networks ARE covering these stories and a assure you they are real.

    1. @colddraw Actually because they had problems in Ga 70% of the voters wanted change.  Look it up.

    2. I think that’s a great idea.  Then Democrat voters will be out of jobs and the politicians they elected can be held accountable for the lies they’ve told about voting that cost the city millions if not billions.

  3. Instead of winning voters over, putting in the work, they would rather just keep people from voting.

    1. @Julius Robinson and why did you leave out the part where it says “other than election officials discharging their duties”?

    2. @Julius Robinson a vote can be defective in many ways. It could be already opened or never sealed in the first place. It could be unsigned, have an invalid address, etc. There are literally dozens of things that could cause a ballot to become invalid.

    3. @Julius Robinson Trump won Georgia. The Democrat workers faked a water leak, run everybody off, then pull out the pre-hidden fake ballots and run them through multiple times. Caught on video. The election tabulation caught the number of early morning Biden vote spikes. No amount of fake news lies going to “explain” it away. FORENSIC AUDIT coming.

    4. @Julius Robinson and more of those minorities voted for trump than any other republicans president ever. Just sayin…

    5. @Julius Robinson Show your ID and vote. Just like showing an ID to get the vaccine. You don’t show an ID, you don’t deserve to vote.

    1. @kac0404 that’s funny after watching videos of Democrats putting up walls in front of windows so people could not see what they were doing the only people that were doing underhanded things during the election were Democrats. When they told everybody to go home and then all the sudden found 20,000 votes for Biden under a table

    2. @kac0404 in fact the Democrat party used covid and mail-in ballots to totally scan the election by not allowing any onlooker to be closer than 10 ft away

    3. @kac0404 I will see if I can find a Georgia law and read where it says exactly what you said Republicans are trying to do I’m actually going to try to look that up. I’m guessing that came from fake news and it’s not real.

    4. @Darren Daine That’s your problem. When someone tries to tell you something that you don’t like, it has to be fake. You said you’ve read the bill. Obviously, you read what you wanted to read. Typical retrumplican! Man, at this point, I really don’t give a what you think!!!!

    5. @Darren Daine Well damn, how close do they have to be? When you’re flipping burgers at McDonald’s, do you want people right in your face? If you can’t see people counting ballots from 10 feet away, then they’re blind!!! BTW, I am responding to yet another STUPID one of your comments. Aren’t you sick and tired of throwing out Bull?

    1. @Richard Kent ok my friend… your getting as tin hat as the trump and Q people. try calming down…

    2. @Ri Ma i have some grate books that tale the stroy of rebaleons overthrowing crupt goverment if thats what your saying.

    3. I honestly can’t anymore. I’ve never seen so many downright stupid comments, it’s like it’s a gathering for low IQ people. Is it easier to cheat when an ID is required or when it is not?

    4. We the people just have to work harder and get the vote out to get the undesirables out of office. Just have to work harder to get out the people, be they democrats or republicans who don’t have their constituents desires and wants first

    1. lmao! The Republican party sure knows how to spin around questions and facts. Spicer also decided he wanted to become a reporter….you know. The people he kept insulting while he was press secretary. The hypocrisy never ends!

  4. It’s not the voters who were shocked but the repugnant party that is why they are changing the rules.

    1. @Rod Because of a Pandemic. Also, republicans didn’t challenge the changes, until they lost. Bunch of weenies.

  5. He didn’t even directly answer the last few questions! Jake should’ve held him to a direct answer.

    1. @Danilium That’s exactly what’s wrong with journalism today. They allow politicians to get away with these non-answers.

    2. @Owie40 I guess they try to keep a veil of objectivism that is not needed nor required by the audience. This interview did not require me to put effort, nor gave me interest. Is simply a time filler.

  6. I think it’s just so funny how there wasn’t a single question he answered in a straight forward manner.

    1. These politicians must take an instructional course in not answering a direct question with a non answer.

    2. @Andre Campbell Why change Georgia voting laws after dems claimed fraud in 2018 election & repubs claimed the same in 2020? Pretty stupid question IMHO…

    3. @DolphinsWIthIgloos CNN had to dumb the questions down to it’s audience level of misunderstanding!

    1. @Nancy Ross could you more more dumb. There is only one President and VP. And neither of them have been challenged by reporters. For instance, how can they justify their decision to allow hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants into the U.S. during what they call a global pandemic? Why are they not allowing the media to show the detention facilities. Why has neither if them come to see the crisis they created. Why is Georgia being singled out for wanting secure elections when many other states have far more strict rules?

    2. “I know you have issues with Stacy Abrams (claimed fraud in 2018) but lets be clear here”. Dems claimed fraud & Repubs claimed fraud, it’s fixed now right? Dems worried about having to win fair elections in Georgia or what?

    3. @Mark Warren You’re right, Trump did answer questions. Of course his answers consisted mainly of lies and non-sensical BS but hey, they were answers. In Trump World that’s all that matters.

    4. I noticed that as well. Jake should just say to his guest…. So you’re not going to actually answer my question?

  7. Ok, so you now need a Georgia ID or Georgia driver’s license to absentee vote. Also Georgia: You can buy a gun with a passport, but you can’t vote.

    1. @fah q You do not need to live in Georgia to vote in Georgia elections Brainiac. Nice self own.

    2. @Sari J Merrick So you’re claiming that doing one’s taxes is a constitutional right like voting?

    3. @Joan of Snark Nope didn’t say that . Go to my first comment on here . Voting is a right for legal citizens . Cant prove your a legal citizen then you shouldn’t be able to vote pretty simple .

    1. Use the ” straw man”, argument, use anything to manipulate and lie.Logic will kill politics and money.

    1. Raffensperger was never a hero. If there was a way he could have cheated and gotten away with it, he definitely would have done it. But what Trump wanted from him, the way he wanted it from him, at the time he wanted it from him was impossible to accomplish without blatantly disregarding the law instead of subtly like he normally does

    2. @Kaz Zero Absolutely right…..praising him and BIl Barr for defying trump had nothing to do to with courage, character or decency…it had more to do with fear…fear of going to jail if they went as far as trump wanted them to go

    3. Kas, you are correct. Raffensperger (and Kemp) are typical Georgia Republicans. Do everything under the table and even out in the open if you can get away with it, then lie about it. They are/were Trump backers and true Republicans: suppress the vote or change the outcome if you can get away with it. But, self first- they were not willing to go to jail for Trump.
      Rodney, it was not a brief moment of integrity, he has none. Raffensperger just couldn’t do Trump’s biding without facing charges & conviction. Otherwise, he would have been happy to do so.
      Nothing has changed in Georgia. Republicans will continue to suppress “certain” voters as long as they are in power here. They won’t “approve & certify” any election result here unless it is a Republican win.

    1. I’m guessing you never watched the public hearing between Rudy and the state legislatures in Georgia. You would’ve seen some things that would make sense why they are now making changes.

    2. @Michael Williamson Hearings with state legislators aren’t honest. Hearings in court are. You should have heart Rudy Giuliani during those, you may notice him admitting Biden won the election.

    3. @Imre Monzon
      “Aren’t honest” they were given testimony from eye witnesses who have signed affidavits (under the penalty of perjury) and told them what they say. With experts explaining the questionable things they have noticed. Just like in court of law, you can still have dishonesty. How many people have been put in jail based off dishonesty from both sides?

    4. @Michael Williamson In many cases legislative hearings are done without taking an oath. So one is allowed to lie. Testimonies seem like a big deal, but in this case really don’t mean much. Most of the affidavits claim the results dramatically started shifting in Biden’s favor or they thought they saw something suspicious. No affidavit read: ‘546k ballots changed from Trump to Biden, so Trump won my state’. 500 affidavits seems like a lot, but with 75 million people voting for you that barely isn’t anything at all. The part I think is dishonest isn’t what they say is in the affidavit, but rather the use of suspicion and lack of context to make a case. If there was enough verifiable fraud Trump should be able to present evidence in court and win cases. He won one out of 60 and a few dozen ballots were thrown out. I don’t know if you noticed, but the first time Trump claimed his poll watchers were being thrown out was during the first presidential debate (the polls weren’t even open). Before a court hearing Trump’s lawyers said ‘the election was stolen’ and when they take an oath they change tone and say ‘no one is trying to steal this election’.

      There are two options here:
      One – Trump lied about losing the election.
      Two – Trump’s campaign deliberately didn’t present their evidence to prevent Trump from winning the election, Trump’s lawyers committed perjury by falsely saying Biden won and Trump is able to look into the future and know his poll watchers were being thrown out before the polls opened.

    5. @Michael Williamson You guessed wrong. I watched more of Rudy & Co’s so-called evidentiary hearings than I care to admit. Look — the GOP’s coup attempt failed; that’s it, period. Attempts to suppress voting accessibility among those most likely to suffer by it is little more than the GOP’s death rattle. I’m sorry Michael, but Trump lost and he’s taking the GOP down with him.

    1. Typical Georgia Republican. Doesn’t want to answer a question that highlights their objective- to maintain Republican control in Georgia. So he dances around the the question with a non-answer and insists their goal is to maintain the integrity of the system that they have tried for decades to rig in every way possible.
      Yeah, I believe him (NOT!).
      Stacey Abrams would have won the gubernatorial race in Georgia had the Republicans not illegally dropped over
      200,000 (legally) registered voters who just happened to be likely to vote for the Democrat candidate.
      There was unprecedented turnout for the 2020 election. Those voters who were dropped re-registered, plus more new & young voters, made the difference. The election results was a true picture of the majority of Georgians wishes – to reject Republican candidates in favor of Democrat candidates.
      Georgia is Blue & Republicans are back to the drawing board doing everything they can to hold onto power.
      Not going to work. We are still going to vote out the Republicans. Now it’s time to vote out the state & local Republican officeholders.
      Georgia will stay Blue no matter what Republicans do to suppress voters’ rights.

  8. lol love how he ridiculously compared the Stacy situation to the most recent situation. What a putz

    1. Worth noting, Stacy Abrams had specific, demonstrable, factual complaints about the way the elections were run, she took legal action to correct the PROBLEM, not the outcome of the election and was successful in reaching a legal agreement with the Sec. of State to revise signature matching requirements. Problem seen, Problem diagnosed, problem solved. That’s how it should work.

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