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Georgia’s Tuesday election hit a few snags as compounding complications (coronavirus, new machines, and problem counties) caused long lines and delays to occur. Of course, that caused the liberal media to cry racism and voter suppression. But, in a schooling reminiscent of when he got embarrassed by former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, CNN host Chris “Fredo” Cuomo got utterly demolished by Georgia election official Gabriel Sterling, who at one point told his host “you're just incorrect.”
Fredo began the segment by lashing out at President Trump for opposing mail-in voting. “Here is the tragedy of the travesty that the President has created on this issue: We have real voter suppression concerns. One is playing out now. Proof,” he opined as he played a video of the long lines. “This is the only type of widespread voter fraud we will ever see.”
After introducing Sterling, “the statewide voting implementation manager,” Cuomo prattled off supposed evidence to suggest his guest and the rest of the conservative election officials were racist:
CUOMO: All right. Let's talk about exactly that. For some context for people, 2018, 87,000 people prevented from voting, a disproportionate number were people of color, young voters, groups typically favoring Democrats. Georgia has closed five percent of polling places since the Supreme Court invalidated the Voter Rights Act, most of those are in black and brown communities. You get the point.
People are concerned that what they saw today is a reflection of what they've seen before, which is disenfranchisement of minorities who tend to vote Democrat. Your take?
Cuomo’s research team left him ill-prepared for the fact bombs Sterling was about to drop. “Well, the reality of what you're seeing in Georgia today is a function of the COVID situation in large part,” Sterling began. He went on to explain that the state had lost many polling places as locations such as churches and VFW halls opted out of hosting.