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Glenn Youngkin would rather Trump 'take a trip to Australia' than go near Virginia: CNN polling expert
On Wednesday's edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," political analyst Harry Enten laid out why former President Donald Trump's possible visit to Virginia could spell disaster for Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin.
"Is there argument to be made that he should be campaigning for Youngkin in the final days of this race?" asked Cooper.
"He wants Donald Trump to take a two-week trip to Australia," said Enten. "Here is the situation, if you look at the polls right now. Look this lead that McAuliffe had: Five points in August, three points in September, now, down to a single point. Well within the margin of error. Now, compare this to Donald Trump's popularity in the Old Dominion. Look at this. Among likely voters, Donald Trump's net popularity voting, minus nine points. Registered voters, it's minus 18 points."
Enten then explained how Trump could rally Democratic voters who had previously been wary of heading to the polls this year.
"So if Donald Trump comes to the state of Virginia, he may get some Democrats who are staying on the sidelines and get them to say, 'You know what? Donald Trump's involved in this case, and Glenn Youngkin stands for what Donald Trump stands for, so we're going to get out and vote," Enten explained. "It's not good for Youngkin, he wants no part of this."
"But he is popular with his base, and certainly turning out those voters could be crucial for Youngkin, wouldn't it?" Cooper pressed him.
"I mean, it could be," said Enten. "But the fact of the matter is that he doesn't just motivate Republicans to come out and vote, he motivates Democrats to come out and vote. And what we see in Virginia is very motivating for your decision to vote. Look at that. Feelings about Donald Trump. 51 percent of likely voters in Virginia said that, yes, he is very motivating for them to come out and vote. Compare that to Joe Biden at just 48 percent. I have never seen that before. The idea that a former president would be more motivating for voters to come out and vote than the current president? It's Bizarro Land."
Harry Enten says Glenn Youngkin doesn't want Trump to campaign in Virginia www.youtube.com
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin on Wednesday skewered Senate Republicans who accused Attorney General Merrick Garland of supposedly targeting conservative parents protesting at school board meetings despite the fact that he is only investigating people who have made violent threads against school board members.
Toobin said that Republicans' criticisms of Garland for supposedly politicizing the DOJ were "rich with irony" because they "spent four years defending the incredibly politicized justice department of William Barr and Jeff Sessions."
Toobin then claimed that the senators were simply using Garland as a punching bag to boost their own political ambitions.
"This was theater where Merrick Garland was really a prop more than a witness so that some senators, some republican senators could campaign for president," he said.
Toobin also said that the GOP needed to demonize the teaching of any history of racism in America in order to win elections.
"The reason school boards are controversial is that some school boards have dared to teach that, you know, civil rights and African-American rights have not been so great in this country over the centuries," he said. "Like, when we had slavery and when we had Jim Crow. And that has so outraged the Republican Party, telling the truth about race in America, that they feel the way to win elections and to win the governorship in Virginia is to demonize these school boards."
Watch the video below.
Legal analyst skewers Senate Republicans' attacks on Merrick Garland www.youtube.com
On Wednesday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," former federal prosecutor Elie Honig outlined the key information the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot should try to extract from John Eastman, the far-right lawyer who drafted the "coup memo" outlining how Trump officials, starting with former Vice President Mike Pence, could theoretically overturn the 2020 election.
"Elie, what do you think the select committee can get from Eastman?" asked anchor Kate Bolduan.
"I'd have a lot of questions for John Eastman, Kate," said Honig. "Most fundamentally, he wrote this document that's really a blueprint, a roadmap to a coup. Now, he is trying to distance himself from this... now, he's saying it's crazy. I agree with that. But that's not what the memo says. The memo is very clear. It says, here is the scenario we propose. He says this is what the law is. These are what the facts are."
He then proposed some lines of questioning for committee members to pin down Eastman and get important information.
"The big questions that I'd have for John Eastman are, how did this memo fit into the overall effort, scheme, perhaps conspiracy, to steal the election?" continued Honig. "Who told you, John Eastman, to write this? Now, the National Review asked him that. He said he did not remember. I find that — I will be polite here, I find that difficult to believe. Who paid you for your legal services? What did you did with this memo? Who did you give it to? Who did you discuss it with? Those are all questions I think are squarely in play for the committee."
Elie Honig explains what Congress should ask John Eastman about his "coup memo" www.youtube.com
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