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CNN Slimes Republicans: ‘Battle on Voting,’ ‘Pandemic of Apartheid’

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On CNN’s New Day Saturday, the present ran a phase pushing a “struggle on voting” mantra towards Republicans which even included a liberal visitor accusing the GOP of pushing a “pandemic of apartheid” in new voting reforms.

As co-anchor Victor Blackwell — who will quickly be getting promoted to a weekday afternoon slot on the liberal information community — launched three visitors all coming from a left-leaning viewpoint to debate the difficulty of voting legal guidelines, the phrases “struggle on voting” had been displayed on display the place they remained consistently for greater than 9 minutes for the remainder of the phase.

In his first query, Blackwell misleadingly recalled complaints about Georgia barring individuals from utilizing water supply as a loophole to method voters in line as he introduced up a proposal to seek for voting irregularities in Texas:

 

 

One of many components of the Georgia that individuals discovered most egregious was the criminalization of giving water and meals to individuals. Proponents of the invoice stated that it could get rid of voter intimidation. However, in Texas, the proposals which are Home Invoice 66 — Senate Invoice 7 — simply parallel coming by means of the legislature that will permit partisan ballot watchers to take recording units into polling locations and document voters who’re getting assist in the event that they consider one thing is illegitimate. I imply, that looks as if it could be ripe for voter intimidation.

Pastor Frederick Douglass Haynes III of Friendship-Greatest Baptist Church in Dallas instantly launched into hyperbole as he invoked South Africa’s racist apartheid system:

Oh, yeah, nicely, it looks as if there is a pandemic of of apartheid that’s spreading from Georgia to Texas. And probably the most horrible strains we see all through the nation are in Georgia and Texas, and Texas has determined to select up on and even remix what’s being executed in Georgia. And, once more, it is voter intimidation — it is voter criminalization — and it is a reflection of a willpower on the a part of these in energy — the Republicans — to suppress the vote.

As he adopted up, Blackwell had a Freudian slip in calling accusations of “voter suppression” a “huge lie” earlier than then claiming as a substitute that voter fraud is a “huge lie.”

Though the phrases “struggle on voting” had been simply proven on display for this phase, there have been anchors, together with Wolf Blitzer and Pamela Brown, who’ve really verbally accused Republicans of partaking in a “struggle on voting” in latest weeks.

This episode of CNN’s New Day Saturday was sponsored partly by Kubota. Their contact data is linked.

Transcript follows. Click on “broaden” to learn extra. 

CNN

New Day Saturday

April 10, 2021

8:24 a.m. Jap

VICTOR BLACKWELL: One of many components of the Georgia that individuals discovered most egregious was the criminalization of giving water and meals to individuals. Proponents of the invoice stated that it could get rid of voter intimidation. However, in Texas, the proposals which are Home Invoice 66 — Senate Invoice 7 — simply parallel coming by means of the legislature that will permit partisan ballot watchers to take recording units into polling locations and document voters who’re getting assist in the event that they consider one thing is illegitimate. I imply, that looks as if it could be ripe for voter intimidation.

PASTOR FREDERICK DOUGLAS HAYNES III, FRIENDSHIP-BEST BAPTIST CHURCH DALLAS: Oh, yeah, nicely, it looks as if there is a pandemic of of apartheid that’s spreading from Georgia to Texas. And probably the most horrible strains we see all through the nation are in Georgia and Texas, and Texas has determined to select up on and even remix what’s being executed in Georgia. And, once more, it is voter intimidation — it is voter criminalization — and it is a reflection of a willpower on the a part of these in energy — the Republicans — to suppress the vote.

Regardless of the way you take a look at it — you’ll be able to gown it up in a tuxedo with a bowtie, it’s voter suppression. It’s voter intimidation. It’s criminalizing these they deem in any other case. I’ve a member of my church — Crystal Mason — lots of you may have heard of her — Crystal Mason forged a provisional poll, and that provisional poll didn’t depend, and but, due to the criminalizing that’s executed within the title of voter suppression on this nation, Crystal Mason discovered herself sentenced to 5 years in jail.

So the underside line is, we’re in a state that doesn’t need everybody to vote. They’re decided that those that vote are older, whiter, and wealthier. And they also have to have interaction in voter suppression ways as a substitute of fixing actual issues on this nation. This is what they’ve executed. They’re responsible of making issues within the title of making options which are fixing an issue that doesn’t exist.

BLACKWELL: Yeah, the large lie of broad voter suppression — of voter fraud.