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Lying Lemon Spews HATE on Georgia Law: GOP ‘Trying to Silence Us’

CNN Tonight host Don Lemon railed against Georgia’s new election law on his Friday show using all sorts of lies to allege Republicans “are trying to silence us.”

Focusing on early voting, Lemon declared, “I want to explain to people why so many people feel their passion about going to cast their votes on certain days, especially Souls to the Polls, It is a visceral and tangible thing because you grow up like I did, hearing these stories about voter’s suppression and poll tax and on and on.”

This important aspect of voting culture is now in danger, Lemon warned, “After you go to church on Sunday, you want to go and cast your vote as an American. It is passion there. It is a right. You are inspired but no, they don’t want that to happen.”

For Lemon, “Republicans like Georgia’s governor are just doing anything they can to get back at the good graces of the former the president.”

Interestingly enough, Lemon then debunked his own argument by playing a clip of Gov. Brian Kemp declaring the law actually, “increases early voting opportunities on the weekend here in Georgia, also requires a photo ID for absentee by mail just like when you vote in person.”

Lemon, of course, did not realize he just discredited himself on early voting and instead of pointing out that 63% of black Georgians agree that ID should be needed for absentee voting, Lemon condemned Republicans for “making it a crime to food or water to voters in line” even though similar laws exist throughout the country, including in dark blue states.

Despite the broad popularity for some of the law’s previsions, Lemon still quoted a tweet from Sen. Raphael Warnock, declaring “they are afraid of the people so they are trying to silence us.” 

Expanding early voting is a funny way to try to silence someone, but that is what passes for logic at CNN.

This segment was sponsored by Priceline.

Here is a transcript for the March 26 show:

CNN

CNN Tonight with Don Lemon

10:05 PM ET

DON LEMON: How does it make the vote for secret secure, more secure, excuse me. Can we go back to those people waiting in line. I want to explain to people why so many people feel their passion about going to cast their votes on certain days, especially Souls to the Polls, It is a visceral and tangible thing because you grow up like I did, hearing these stories about voter’s suppression and poll tax and on and on, so people, many of us want to go there and go through the process for all of those people in our history who were denied the right to vote, lost their lives to have the right to vote and so for Sunday after church, all these Christians in America who love talking about church and doing the Christianly, God-like thing? After you go to church on Sunday, you want to go and cast your vote as an American. It is passion there. It is a right. You are inspired but no, they don’t want that to happen. 

10:10

LEMON: Republicans like Georgia’s governor are just doing anything they can to get back at the good graces of the former the president. 

BEGIN CLIP

BRIAN KEMP: Well, it was not a voting rights bill, it was a security bill that increases early voting opportunities on the weekend here in Georgia, also requires a photo ID for absentee by mail just like when you vote in person. It continues to, I think, allow Georgia to have a secure, accessible, fair elections in Georgia. 

END CLIP

LEMON: By the way, you know who created the election rules and laws of Georgia? Republicans. Now they’re changing it because it doesn’t suit them. This is not about election security. Not only making it a crime to food or water to voters in line–how is that make elections not secure? Not when the governor signs a bill behind closed doors. Senator Raphael Warnock, whose election gave Democrats the majority in the Senate, laying it on the line, tweeting “they are afraid of the people so they are trying to silence us.” 

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