Outgoing California Republican Jeff Denham blamed laws that make it easier to vote for his party’s shellacking in the 2018 midterm elections, implying without evidence that Democrats didn’t win fairly.
“Moving eight to ten points the weeks after the election is unbelievable,” Denham said Tuesday on CNN, complaining that late provisional ballots shifted the momentum dramatically to the Democrats. “That’s something that, as Republicans in California, we have to look at.”
“Are you actually alleging some kind of malfeasance here?” replied host John Berman.
“We changed our laws several times in California over the last couple of election cycles,” Denham said after a lengthy silence, launching into an attack on new voters, the state’s “Motor Voter” registration laws, and same-day voter registration. “It is different phenomenon in California than what we saw across the rest of the country.”
“But these are all legal votes, correct?” prompted Berman. Denham refused to answer.
“Do you dispute the fact that these are legal votes?” Berman tried again. “You don’t think it was legal votes that cost them the election?” Denham continued evading the question, stammering that “the laws have changed several times.”
“You’re adding an element of uncertainty here,” Berman continued, pointing to the Democratic wave. “You are suggesting something else, or at least you are open to the possibility that there was something else, that there was some kind of fraud going on here?”
Denham continued to demonize new voters, calling into question the validity of their choices.
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Gov. Cuomo uses his brother’s coronavirus to explain why people must stop ‘your stupid actions’ and social distance
As part of his press conference Tuesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) noted that his brother, CNN host Chris Cuomo, had tested positive for the coronavirus or COVID-19.
"Now, he is going to be fine," said the governor. "He's young, in good shape, strong -- not as strong as he thinks, but he will be fine. ... I spoke to him this morning and he's going to be quarantined in his basement at home. he's just worried about his daughter and his kids that he hopes he didn't get them infected. You don't really know Chris. You know, you see Chris, he has a show on at night, 9:00 on CNN, but you just see one dimension, right? You see a person in his job and in his job he's combative and he's argumentive and he's pushing people but that's his job. That's really not who he is. He's a really sweet, beautiful guy. And he's my best friend."
CNN’s Chris Cuomo tests positive for COVID-19
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said Tuesday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus or COVID-19.
Cuomo made the announcement on Twitter, saying that he learned in the past few days he had come in contact with people who tested positive. When he developed a fever and chills, he was tested and turned out to be positive.
Currently, he is self-isolating from his family in his basement, which he said his family doesn't mind.
He intends to continue doing his nightly show from there.
In previous weeks, Cuomo got into a war of words with his brother, who said that their mother should stay with the governor because he comes in contact with fewer people. The elder Cuomo asked Dr. Anthony Fauci who was safer, and the CNN host lost the battle.
Ex-Trump health advisor cornered on CNN for administration’s failure to heed warnings in pandemic briefing book
A former health adviser to Donald Trump was grilled on CNN Tuesday morning over the fact that the current administration was handed a briefing book on possible pandemic scenarios back in 2016 and but did not follow it, with the host emphasizing, "doctors are dying."
Speaking with Poppy Harlow, infectious disease epidemiologist Katy Talento was attempting to make the case that there will be time later to figure out what went wrong with the response to the COVID-19 pandemic under the president's stewardship when the CNN host brought up the briefing book that outlined actions that government could take to stem such an event.