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Watch: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow explains why Brian Kemp is so desperate to rig Georgia election

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Georgia has a reputation as a deep red state, but the past few gubernatorial elections have been much closer than casual observers might guess. In fact, in the last election Republicans won by just 200,000 votes.

Pundits have been eyeing the state as the next Democratic pick-up, and Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams might be the one to do it.

On Friday, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow explained why the numbers have made Abrams’ opponent, Brian Kemp, so desperate to abuse his power as the Secretary of State of Georgia to rig the election by kicking qualified voters off the rolls.

“Brian Kemp has taken a meat axe to the voter rolls in Georgia, trying to disqualify as many voters as possible,” she said.

The narrow margin if Republican victory and the massive turnout of early voters has put him in grave danger, she said. More than twice as many people cast early ballots as did in 2014.

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Beyond that, in Georgia there is a wide gender gap between female and male voters, with 56 percent of the ballots being cast by women compared to jusy 44 percent by men.

“I don’t know if it’s a symptom of that or a cause of that when the Democratic candidate, Stacey Abrams, at a blockbuster political event like she did last night with Oprah Winfrey—if there was not already a 123 point gender gap in the vote in Georgia, that might have helped create one,” she said.

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Newly revealed video shows Trump and Jeffrey Epstein ogling cheerleaders at Mar-A-Lago party

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Newly revealed video recorded in 1992 shows Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein ogling NFL cheerleaders at a party held at the future president's Mar-A-Lago club.

The video recorded by NBC and broadcast Wednesday by MSNBC shows Trump, then a celebrity businessman, dancing with dozens of cheerleaders for the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins, and then greeting Epstein and two other men.

Trump and the accused pedophile Epstein are then seen pointing toward various women and commenting on their looks, although it's not always clear what they're saying.

"She's hot," Trump says about one woman, and then leans in to say something that makes Epstein double over with laughter.

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‘Clear and present racism’: MSNBC’s Morning Joe and Mika say Kellyanne Conway should have been ‘fired on the spot’ for slurring reporter

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were astonished by Kellyanne Conway's response to a reporter asking about President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four first-year lawmakers.

The White House senior adviser asked Breakfast Media White House correspondent Andrew Feinberg, who is Jewish, about his ethnicity after he asked Conway what countries Trump was telling the Democratic congresswomen to return.

"I won't draw any parallels with any fascist countries, but what happened yesterday in a press gaggle has nothing to do with the United States of America," Scarborough said, "and in any other administration over the past 240 years, a person that did what Kellyanne Conway did yesterday would have been fired on the spot. By the time she left the press gaggle and went back into the White House, they would have already packed up her belongings and would have told her leave by the back door and never talk to us again."

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Elon Musk shows off progress on brain-machine interface

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Futurist entrepreneur Elon Musk late Tuesday revealed his secretive Neuralink startup is making progress on an interface linking brains with computers, and said they hope to begin testing on people next year.

Musk has long contended that a neural lace meshing minds with machines is vital if people are going to avoid being so outpaced by artificial intelligence that, under the best of circumstances, humans would be akin to "house cats."

Musk and members of the Neuralink team laid out progress they have made on their mission at an event held in San Francisco to recruit talent in software, robotics, neuroscience and more.

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