MSNBC contributor compares GOP lies about election theft in Florida to Democrats calling out voter suppression in Georgia

MSNBC contributor compares GOP lies about election theft in Florida to Democrats calling out voter suppression in Georgia

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From the November 19 edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe:

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JOE SCARBOROUGH (CO-HOST): [Democrats] seemed a lot more effective this year in finding candidates that culturally matched the district they ran in.

NOAH ROTHMAN (ASSOCIATE EDITOR, COMMENTARY MAGAZINE): Mostly, and that is where they did well. Places where they did not, they drove off the ideological cliff. You mentioned the suburbs of Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. One of the candidates out there, a guy named Scott Wallace, grandson of former Vice President Henry Wallace, the apple did not fall far from the tree. He ran a very far-left campaign and he lost a key district for the Democrats because, I think, he went a little too far. 

Another candidate where we've seen didn't perform especially well who is a progressive darling is Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. And I'm going to introduce my grievance of the morning here, because we have seen now A1 of The Washington Post, A1 of The New York Times discussing the recounts in Florida and the extent to which Republicans went too far rhetorically suggesting that there had been some theft, or even intention of theft involved in these recounts. Where you have not seen coverage of similar rhetoric is on the Democratic side. Where you've had people like Sen. Sherrod Brown, Sen. Cory Booker, and even Stacey Abrams herself suggesting that this election was illegitimate because there had been voter suppression. And that is a very serious charge, and we have not seen evidence commensurate with that charge. And I'd like to see some serious reflection on the part of Democrats there, because progressivism and paranoia are a deadly combination.

MIKA BRZEZINSKI (CO-HOST): Alright, Robert Costa thank you for being on this morning. 

Related:

Boston Globe: Brian Kemp’s voter suppression in Georgia

Previously

Brian Kilmeade whitewashes rampant voter suppression in Georgia's gubernatorial race

National TV news stations drop the ball on Georgia voter suppression 

Fox News segment on Georgia gubernatorial race erases GOP candidate's voter suppression efforts

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