CNN's Carol Costello Calls Out Trump Supporter For Pushing Voter Fraud Myth

CNN's Carol Costello Calls Out Trump Supporter For Pushing Voter Fraud Myth

Costello: "In My Mind, Facts Do Matter ... Voter Fraud Has Never Been A Big Problem In The United States"

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From the August 3 edition of CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello:

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CAROL COSTELLO (HOST): I want to get into too, Kayleigh, that Donald Trump, he keeps saying "The election might be rigged, the election is rigged." He said judges in Wisconsin, Texas, North Carolina and Kansas who threw out restrictive voter ID Laws would lead to widespread voter fraud. Does he have evidence of that? 

KAYLEIGH MCENANY: I -- CBS just reported, I believe it was a few months ago, that there are hundreds of dead people on the rolls to vote in Los Angeles. I mean this happens every single election. Elections that can come down to a few hundred votes as we saw in Florida with Gore and Bush. This is really important. Not only that, we've seen democratic institutions who are purportedly unbiased like the Democratic National Committee, come out and not be nonpartisan. In fact, was advocating for a particular candidate and using another candidate's religion, Bernie Sanders, to try to malign him. That's completely wrong and when you see that and you start to question democratic institutions, I think Trump has every right to put the spotlight on this election to ensure it is fair and it is free. 

COSTELLO: OK, and just to clarify, because in my mind facts do matter, a 2014 study by Justin Levet at the Loyola Law School in Los Angeles found just 31 cases of voter fraud in 14 years. So, Kayleigh, I'll just follow up, why keep pounding this, voter fraud has never been a big problem in the United States. 

MCENANY: It has been a problem.

COSTELLO: It hasn't. 

MCENANY: You point to those incidences just in Los Angeles. It has happened across the United States. Has it tipped an election? No, probably not. Can it tip an election? Yes it certainly can. And definitely in an age where you don't have to have a piece of identification in order to vote, basically anyone can show up and vote.

Previously:

31 In A Billion: Election Expert's Report Shatters Right-Wing Media Voter ID Myths

On O'Reilly, Trump Pushes Debunked Right-Wing Media Voter Fraud Myth To Support Voter ID Laws

On MSNBC, Ex-GOP Staffer Details How The Purpose Of Voter ID Laws Is To "Take People's Constitutional Rights Away"

MSNBC's All In Highlights How WI Voter ID Laws "Consciously Disenfranchised" Voters

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