MSNBC anchors and analysts, including Joy Reid and Lawrence O’Donnell, continued to raise concerns about voter harassment during Tuesday’s runoff coverage.
Reid said voter suppression “worked” to get Democrats to vote early and vote “absenteely.”
“Democrats vote early and they report late. So if you’re getting to the end of the night and there’s places like DeKalb County and Fulton County left, Democrats feel pretty good because they’re the same. Democrats , they, voter suppression has encouraged Democrats to really vote early, to really go to the polls and vote early, to rely on absenteeism, which is really devastating. Under this law, an absentee person is crushed thrown away,” he said.
Later in the day, Reid called Gov. Brian Kemp, R-GA, a “champion vote suppressor” and said he would make it as difficult as possible for people who voted Democrat to vote.
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Sen. Warnock defeated Republican Herschel Walker in the Georgia Senate runoff on Tuesday.
“Brian Kemp is a champion silencer,” Reid said. “They made it as difficult as possible and still lost. They won’t learn from this because Brian Kemp basically agrees with Donald Trump. These people shouldn’t be allowed to vote because they won’t vote for me.”
MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace also chimed in when discussing Walker’s candidacy, saying Republicans “made it hard to vote.”
“I mean, they passed a law that was so bad baseball left Georgia. They passed a voter harassment law,” he said.
Government of Georgia. BRIAN KEMP is urging VOTERS to vote for Herschel Walker in Tuesday’s runoff election.
On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday, Lawrence O’Donnell said Warnock would have won more had it not been for voter suppression.
“But when you look at 100,000 people, you have to wonder if they’re going to have reasonable voter laws in Georgia — reasonable hours of operation, by the way, if they’re open a few more hours. Warnock Would he have won by 300,000 votes? What was the result of voter suppression?” he said.
MSNBC political analyst Juanita Tolliver said she admires Warnock for “systematically resisting” voter suppression in Georgia.
“SB 202 was clear and present throughout the runoff and the entire election. Remember, they cut the runoff time from nine weeks to four weeks. They trashed the polls, closed the polls, purged the voter rolls, and “But through this multicultural, day-to-day effort, by mobilizing voters, Georgia organizers, Georgia volunteers and Georgia voters, they resisted again tonight,” he said.
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During his victory speech, Warnock also called for voter suppression.
“Just because people put up with long lines surrounding buildings, some blocks, rain, cold and all sorts of tricks to vote doesn’t mean there isn’t voter suppression.” You, the people, have decided that your voice will not be silenced,” he said.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., also celebrated Warnock’s victory Wednesday, saying that despite Republican “efforts” to “make it harder to vote,” Georgians voted.
Walker agreed with Warnock on Tuesday night, saying he was not going to “apologise”.
“But one of the things I want to tell you is that you never stop dreaming. I don’t want any of you to stop dreaming. I don’t want any of you to stop believing in America. I want you to believe in America and believe in the Constitution and the people who were elected continue to believe in our officials. Above all, continue to pray for them,” he said in his concession speech.