[See NewsBusters for more.] CNN Newsroom host Jim Sciutto is not one to miss an opportunity to engage in conspiracy mongering about voter suppression. On Wednesday's show, Sciutto was so invested in the voter suppression narrative in the aftermath of the Georgia Primary that he ignored not one, but two of CNN's own reporters telling him that the pandemic, not voter suppression, was a more innocent explanation of long lines.
Reporting from Atlanta, Dianne Gallagher told Sciutto and fellow host Poppy Harlow that many veteran poll workers were absent because they are disproportionately elderly and thus at risk to catching the virus, "I mean, look, this is the second time that primary had been postponed due to the pandemic and anything that could have gone wrong at least here in Fulton County did. We were talking about the shortage of poll workers and part of that was because so many of the people who work the polls in this country are older Americans, they're vulnerable to COVID-19.