CNN host Brianna Keilar was not having any of Trump campaign adviser Mercedes Schlapp’s “crap” about mail-in voting earlier this week.
Schlapp went on CNN to argue that mail-in ballots lead to fraud (which, for the record, they don’t), to which Keilar replied, “It’s statistically insignificant. It’s not fraud, Mercedes. There is no evidence of fraud.”
When Schlapp tried saying that no, actually, there is evidence of fraud (again, there is no evidence of fraud) and that anyone who supports mail-in voting is “taking advantage of our elderly,” Keilar once again pushed back.
“If someone were concerned about that but then they looked at the facts on mail-in and absentee ballots to fraud, they would see that it really doesn’t exist,” the CNN host replied. “Because, as I spelled it out for you, it’s statistically insignificant.”
According to the Brennan Center for Justice, there have been over 250 million ballots cast by mail since 2000. In 2018 alone, over 31 million Americans, or 25.8% of election participants, voted by mail.
Despite these enormous numbers, one study determined that the rate of fraud is roughly 0.0000001 percent, meaning you’re more likely to be struck by lightning than have your vote stolen.
Keilar continued, “You’re raising something that doesn’t exist. Why are you doing that? Because it appears that it’s just to sow doubt in the minds of people about whether their vote are going to matter.”
When Schlapp tried spewing some unsubstantiated nonsense about “the sake of America” and how voting by mail might result in ballots being cast three or seven days after the election, Keilar finally had enough.
“Mercedes,” she said. “This is just pointless. OK? This is pointless. I get it. You’re just saying a bunch of crap. OK? You’re saying a bunch of crap.”
CNN's Brianna Keilar to Trump campaign advisor Mercedes Schlapp on mail-in-voting:
"This is just pointless, okay. This is pointless. I get it, you’re just saying a bunch of crap. Okay. You’re saying a bunch of crap." pic.twitter.com/vhD4ftJsWM
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) August 4, 2020
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that campaign advisor is really full of crap. she keeps interrupting and retorting. regurgitating lies is also crap.
LOVED it when the Trump surrogate tried to do what they always to. Tell a lie then move onto another topic, and the reporter brought her back and demanded she explain/provide proof.
If all media acted like this, Trump probably would have lost in 2016 or resigned 2 years ago.
Who watches CNN? So it’s safe enough to go outside, riot arm and arm with strangers, but it is too dangerous to go vote? We can go to the grocery store, but getting in line to vote will kill us? We can fly on an airplane from NY to LA, but being in the same room to vote will give us Covid-19? The Democrats want mail-in voting to change the election results. Just let the people vote. If you do not wish to vote in person, then request an absentee ballot. Sending out mass ballots to every registered voter will be chaos.
Translation: The Trump troll account is desperately trying to deflect from the fact that Shlapp’s lies got called out.
Nice try Boris.
Is your head really so deeply implanted in your anal cavity that you don’t realize that absentee voting is conducted by mail?
Are you that stupid??? Mail in ballots are done by most (if not all) of Congress, President, Military, workers overseas and NEVER HAS HAD COMPLAINTS UNTIL THE ORANGE MORON. Do your research you idiot!!! Stop drinking the Jonestown Koolaid.
How’s that koolaid taste?
Who watches FOX? Trolls like funpitt412 and all the Russian trolls that are looking for talking points.
Yeah I agree. Mail in voting is a bad idea and Brianna’s a bitch. Can’t stand her or CNN for that matter.
You head is so far up your A SS, you wouldn’t know the truth if it bit you in that A SS.
When will people like you realize that Fox is registered as an entertainment channel? They DO NOT have to follow the same rules and regulations regarding real facts and truth like legitimate news channels do. Fox has about as much validity about truth as the Comedy Channel. That’s why they can lie all day long and get away with it.
The answer to all those questions you pose is NO. end of story, NO it is not safe to do any of those things with safety, so standing for a 15, 30, 60+ minutes in a line is not at all recommended by ANY intelligent medical advisor across the world. IDIOT. 🙂
@ShinnySex, don’t discourage him from drinking the Jonestown offering, in fact offer a second serving.
If you are talking about chaos, You clearly were not alive to remember the hanging chad. Look it up.
Good. I think the news should do this more often. Especially to that insufferable bitch, KellyAnne Conway.
Amen to that brother
Republicans exude a certain aura when you see them. Is it the crazy eyes ? The way they smile? The way they carry themselves? I can’t put a finger on it but there’s something.
100% agree. There’s something. The crazy, evil in their eyes…
They are suggesting to mail ballots to all register voters, Dead or Alive! Can you be a liberal and have a conversation or do you just have to attack anyone that does not think exactly like you?
It’s hard to have a conversation when it starts with lies. They don’t send dead people ballots, and if the people who believe that were worried they could research the names on the voter rolls. And then report all the dead people to get their name’s removed. And the facts are that the reason so many republicans are in office over the last 10+ year’s is because of mail in voting. Because the majority of the republican base is elderly people, who wouldn’t vote if they didn’t have mail in voting. And that’s before the pandemic trump let ravage the United States by lying from the beginning. Nice try at spreading lies for the world’s largest and worst liar in history.
Why doesn’t anyone challenge the Orange Anus or any of his Flying Monkeys Turds to post their “evidence” of their lies with 36 hours on Twitter, or admit it’s the actual “fake news”?
Mercedes I live in Nevada. We can’t cast a vote once the polls are closed. Now you are a “nasty vile woman”. I bet your religious!
Mercedes is just giving what Kelly Anne Conway calls “,alternate facts ”
Aka newer lies …she thinks if you repeat something enough people will start to believe its true..just like trump parrot like repeating his greatest hits.No collusion..I dont.know that guy..blame obama ..pelosi , sleepy joe. Witch hunt…covid will suddenly disappear…its a hoax etc..
Republicans, Faux News, Breitbart News, Trump, Putin, Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini and all fascist dictators . . . all use the same technique . . . known as “the big lie technique”, most succinctly stated by Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, who infamously stated, “Tell a lie often enough, and it becomes the truth” and “The bigger the lie, the more they will believe it.”
Why do you think the republicans have a control of the South It is because they will not allow people to vote by mail. Do you think your average Southerner is going to stand in 80? weather and humidity For 12 hours to vote in person. They do not want people to vote by mail especially in the South Because it will no longer be Republican controlled.
Mail in voting in florida has zero difference between mail in and absentee voting. Trump has used it himself. I have used it for decades and my guys have been losing these elections as I am a dem but I STILL trust our system down here in Florida for absentee voting . By the way the vast majority of absentee voters in Florida are republicans. I do hope the older ones who support trump take his fake warnings as real and dont vote at all as they cant get out and now dont trust the mail in voting. this can only hurt him here but in Florida the republican party is mailng out leaflets to tell their voters to go ahead and mail in ballots in Florida and swear it is elsewhere that it isnt safe which I bet is the same lie they are using in all the states
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I love Anderson Cooper’s commentaries on CNN. He really nails it.
Another log cabin garbage club looney.
It’s time the media got real with politicians and political staffers who think they can just spout nonsense or avoid questions in interviews. It’s simple really: if they don’t get to the point in 10 seconds, cut the sound. If they lie, cut the sound. If they obfuscate, cut the sound. It will mean pre-recording interviews, rather than doing them live, but that’s no problem 90% of the time. If they have the sound cut a certain number of times; terminate the interview. If they’re a repeat offender, at some point put them on a “no interview” list for a set period. Politicians think they can steamroll over interviews and spout any kind of spurious crap they think will play to their base. And/or they think that being confrontational makes them look like some kind of fearless political warrior. It’s time to take both options away, for the sake of truth and the sanity of viewers.
Mail-in voting is GOING to happen whether Trump likes it or not. If he’s so concerned about fraud and the post office not being able to send/receive ballots in time, he should DO something about it, not whine and snivel about it. He’s setting up an alibi for when he loses…it’s SOOOO obvious.
OMG, MAKE THAT A THING: “Mercedes Schlapp is a bunch of crapp!”
Additionally, votes potentially being counted after election day is a function of the Registrar of Voters of the jurisdiction served, not of the postal service. ANYBODY can mail in something late, but that won’t make it an accepted part of the conversation of the election process.
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