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‘View’ Bows Down to ‘Expert’ Abrams: Educate Us on How GOP Is Taking Away Voting Rights!

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Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams is a far-left activist but to the media wants you to believe she’s a nonpartisan trustworthy “expert” on voting laws. Abrams stopped by political talkshowThe View, Tuesday, to get the usual flattering softballs from the mostly liberal co-hosts, who promoted her Fair Fight group multiple times last year.

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg welcomed Abrams to the show and asked her to educate their viewers on why they needed to be worried about election security laws:

“Would you please explain to people why it is so important that we all pay attention to what’s happening with our voting rights, and explain what they can do about it and why it affects them whether they’re left, right, or center?” she asked.

Sunny Hostin, similarly flattered Abrams as an “expert” who knows better than any Republican on voting laws. After highlighting an exchange between Republican Senator Kennedy and Abrams during a hearing on voting rights, Hostin gushed:

Now you have been nominated for a Nobel peace prize for your work in this specific area. You’re an expert in this area, so given that, what did you make of Kennedy’s line of questioning, and what was going through your mind? I just didn’t understand what was going on. 

Abrams pushed viewers to go to her group’s website attacking election security laws as “Jim Crow, 2.0.” To Hostin’s question, she claimed this wasn’t a matter of “reductive” questions about handing out water in line or voter I.D., even though that’s exactly what her media enablers lied about for weeks on end. The Democrat claimed the GOP was the “party in power” and was trying to “shut down access” for “inconvenient” voters like people of color, again, without citing any specifics.

Joy Behar also lobbed a left-wing softball. Going back to her anti-Trump obsession, she begged Abrams to criticize the GOP for “clinging to the cult of Trump.”

Sara Haines started off with a critical question that she quickly backed away from. She first asked Abrams to back up her claims about the Georgia law limiting ballot access after even media fact-checkers questioned them. However, Haines sharply pivoted at the end of the question to again defer to Abrams to educate her critics on why they were wrong:

Even though I agree that this Georgia bill is founded on false claims of election fraud, some fact checkers– fact checkers have pointed out that the bill will actually expand the number of in-person early voting days in the state. In fact, Georgia has far more early voting days than democratic states like New Jersey, Delaware, and “The New York Times” said the voting provisions are unlikely to significantly affect turnout, and it could plausibly increase turnout. But what’s missing from that argument in your opinion? 

Abrams tried to defend herself with this loony leap of logic, arguing it doesn’t actually matter what election security laws say, but “We have to look at the actual performance and behavior, and so it’s not enough to say that the law is what’s on paper.”

After the break, conservative co-host Meghan McCain got to pose the only other critical question of the interview. She asked Abrams to answer for why Democrats’ bloated stimulus packages aren’t helping the economy:

The U.S. economy only added 266,000 jobs last month which was far less than the more than 1 million that was expected. It was so bad that there were reporters on air that had to double check the number to make sure they had actually read it correctly, not to mention the fact that all the jobs went to men. Is this a clear indication that throwing money at this problem isn’t working? 

The show ended with the co-hosts plugging Abrams latest novel. But instead of trying to sell her books, the hosts could’ve asked other questions. The Democrat recently got in hot water for supporting a MLB boycott in her state, but then backed away from it. The media deceptively defended and edited her op-ed to protect her from criticism and not one host asked about it. 

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Read the transcript below:

The View

5/11/2021

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Would you please explain to people why it is so important that we all pay attention to what’s happening with our voting rights, and explain what they can do about it and why it affects them whether they’re left, right, or center?

(…)

JOY BEHAR:  Yes. It’s very dangerous what’s going on right now. This comes down to Republicans needing to back Trump’s big lie that the election was stolen. It’s the same reason Congresswoman Liz Cheney’s going to be ousted as GOP conference chair tomorrow. Senator Lindsey Graham says the Republican party can’t grow without Trump. Is he right? Is he right? Why are they clinging to the cult of Trump, may I ask? He’s a loser!

(…)

SUNNY HOSTIN:  Yeah. You know, last month during a hearing on voting rights, Senator Kennedy grilled you on the details of Georgia’s voting bill in a puzzling exchange really that went viral. Let’s take a look. 

[plays clip]

HOSTIN: Now you have been nominated for a Nobel peace prize for your work in this specific area. You’re an expert in this area, so given that, what did you make of Kennedy’s line of questioning, and what was going through your mind? I just didn’t understand what was going on. 

STACEY ABRAMS: I served in the Georgia general assembly for 11 years. That line of approach is not unusual, and it’s usually designed to throw the speaker off to demonstrate the lack of content or to just filibuster time, be, but my approach is always to educate. I would presume that anybody asking a question legitimately wants the answer, and the challenge with these laws is that this isn’t about the reductive notion of whether or not you have to have an identification or the reductive question of whether you can have water in line. It’s about the fundamental question of who is permitted unfettered access to the right to vote, and who is impeded based on how they vote or the perceptions of which communities are inconvenient to the Republican party in this moment. No matter who we are, we know that this is affecting communities of color. It’s affecting young people, and it’s affecting the disabled. It will affect elderly people in the states requiring new identification. We know that this is a reduction of the same behavior we have seen time and again in this country, and we are blocking power to be shifted in kwhunts that are found to be inconvenient, and the party in power shuts down access, and that should be important to who we are. This is not a partisanship conversation. This is a citizenship conversation, a citizenship fight, and we need to say yes to the voting rights provisions and the John Lewis voting rights advancement act. 

SARA HAINES: Even though I agree that this Georgia bill is founded on false claims of election fraud, some fact checkers– fact checkers have pointed out that the bill will actually expand the number of in-person early voting days in the state. In fact, Georgia has far more early voting days than democratic states like New Jersey, Delaware, and “The New York Times” said the voting provisions are unlikely to significantly affect turnout, and it could plausibly increase turnout. But what’s missing from that argument in your opinion? 

ABRAMS: So there are two parts to this. One is that yes, Georgia has early voting hours and we have early voting access. The problem is that the Republicans responded to the usage by restricting that usage for a larger portion of the population. Yes, for 40% of Georgians who did not enjoy full access, they’ve expanded and that’s good, but at the same time, they restricted access for others. They restricted the hours, and this is a debate we’re having with “The Washington Post” fact checkers in part because their argument is that only the facial language in the bill counts, and we have to look at the actual performance and behavior, and so it’s not enough to say that the law is what’s on paper. The law is also how people interact with it. That’s why we change laws, and what is changing is that these laws were used successfully by voters that are being found to be inconvenient, and restrictions are being put in place. 

The second reality is that for so many voters, there are already hurdles that they have to cross, and adding additional hurdles is incontrovertibly wrong. We know there are states that need to do better. That’s why I’m also a fan of the For the People Act. The quality of our democracy shouldn’t depend on our geography, but more than anything, any state that starts to restrict access because they found too many people voted, that should be deeply problematic and chilling to anyone, and this is something that the Republican lieutenant governor said. This is a solution in search of a problem, and it is designed purely for the power grab that we are seeing play out across this country, and that should be concerning to everyone. 

(…)

MEGHAN MCCAIN: Yes, Miss Abrams. The U.S. Economy only added 266,000 jobs last month which was far less than the more than 1 million that was expected. It was so bad that there were reporters on air that had to double check the number to make sure they had actually read it correctly, not to mention the fact that all the jobs went to men. Is this a clear indication that throwing money at this problem isn’t working? 

(…)

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