MSNBC hosts on Thursday allowed conservative pollster Frank Luntz to repeat the false claim that there was no "voter suppression" in 2020, while also asserting that there was "voter fraud."
Luntz made the remarks on MSNBC's Morning Joe after co-host Willie Geist presented him with polling data that showed 71% of Democrats believe that voter suppression is a bigger concern than voter fraud.
"Just look at the polling data that you are viewers are looking at right now," Luntz replied. "Democrats blame voter suppression and there wasn't any. We had the highest turnout in modern times. Everybody could vote."
"Republicans blame voter fraud and, yes, hundreds of votes were miscast," he added. "Not thousands or tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands. So both parties see a difference, even in the problems, even in why we are so divided."
Geist and co-host Joe Scarborough offered zero pushback on Luntz's assertion despite the fact that the ACLU documented widespread voter suppression in 2020.
"Suppression efforts range from the seemingly unobstructive, like voter ID laws and cuts to early voting, to mass purges of voter rolls and systemic disenfranchisement," an ACLU report said last year. "And long before election cycles even begin, legislators can redraw district lines that determine the weight of your vote. Certain communities are particularly susceptible to suppression and in some cases, outright targeted — people of color, students, the elderly, and people with disabilities."
Watch the video below from MSNBC.