How are you able to be so positive that these legal guidelines are sturdy sufficient to cease voter fraud however weak sufficient to not create new limitations for communities who’ve had it laborious to vote?
Those should not on the identical taking part in discipline, they merely should not.
When it comes to those prolonged traces which have occurred up to now in Georgia — I’ve watched the information, too — you need to go take a look at the native official, what did they do and what did they not do to arrange for individuals eager to solid ballots. The one factor we now have to acknowledge, and you need to be sincere about this, you will have seen an increase in Black voting in our nation within the final 15 years. And that could be a good thing — as a Black man, I’m 100% behind that. But it’s the accountability of native officers to make it possible for they’ve the extra polling locations they want or that their tools is sound. And I’ll let you know, Georgia’s legislation, or Florida’s legislation, supplies a lot entry to the ballots, excess of within the state of New York, excess of the state of Delaware.
You’re framing these new measures as a method to restore confidence within the democratic course of and system. But what I don’t hear you saying — or any Republican, actually — is that they assume the previous president impacted belief in that system. Do you assume that his phrases have negatively impacted belief within the democratic system?
No. No, I don’t. I feel in the event you take a look at what the president has talked about, the president has talked about eager to make it possible for the elections are safe. That’s what he’s talked about greater than the rest.
I feel we each know the previous president has mentioned much more than that.
Four years in the past, this time, what have been we speaking about? About how the Russians tamper with our elections, and that went on for 2 and a half years. I don’t have an issue with these political debates. Let’s have them. That’s nice. But all I’m saying is, let’s — let’s perceive the complete historical past.
I used to be asking about Trump’s affect on belief.
All that issues: Is it simpler for white individuals or Black individuals, whether or not they’re wealthy, center earnings or poor, to solid ballots within the state of Georgia? And Florida? Yes or no? Is it simpler? The reply is sure. Is it much less simple for them to solid the identical poll in Delaware or New York? The reply is sure.
Last query: Do you see the previous president’s rhetoric as at the least linked to the occasions that occurred on January 6, even in the event you don’t see them affecting belief within the democratic system general?
No, I don’t.