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ABC Complains Texas Prosecuting Democrats for Allegedly Casting an Illegal Primary Vote

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The special session of the Texas legislature moved forward this week with activity on its electoral integrity bills. But in the Sunday edition of Good morning america, ABC co-anchor Eva Pilgrim was apparently excited by the idea of ​​another Democratic strike in Texas and complained that state prosecutors were going after a Houston Democrat who allegedly cast an illegal vote while on probation for a conviction for Stole.

“Now to politics and the battle for voting rights, the possibility of another massive exit by the Democrats looms over a special legislative session in Texas as Republicans try again to pass new voting restrictions,” he announced at the top of the segment.

And after suggesting that the latest strike resulted in concessions from Republicans, Pilgrim’s report took a strange turn when he complained that Texas prosecutors were after a Democratic voter who allegedly cast an illegal ballot during the 2020 primaries:

At the same time, Texas authorities accuse a Houston man who stood in line to vote for six hours last year of voting illegally. Hervis Rogers’ determination to vote went viral on social media and now prosecutors say he was on probation for a robbery conviction when he cast his vote in the Democratic presidential primary. A conviction can result in a sentence of between two and 20 years in prison. Rogers was out on bail yesterday. He is represented by the ACLU of Texas.

When Pilgrim stopped complaining about voting integrity laws being upheld, co-host Dan Harris spoke with Deputy Political Director Averi Harper, who accused the Supreme Court of approving racial profiling.

“However, the difference in Texas is that Democrats and civil rights leaders are fighting this battle with fewer tools in their arsenal after the Supreme Court voted to maintain restrictive voting measures in Arizona that advocates called discriminatory because of race reasons ”, he lamented. “But it remains to be seen if the public pressure is enough to make changes in any of these states or in Washington.”

NBC Sunday today he also got into whining. After political director Chuck Todd and host Willie Geist touted President Biden for allegedly handling Russian cyberattacks against the United States, the former suggested that Republican election integrity efforts were “doing that job for Democrats. I mean, they are helping to get the vote. “

Todd also expressed his personal frustrations with his Democratic Party because “they haven’t really figured out how fighting is changing administrative laws, changing who decides what votes count.”

“And this is where, I think, there has been a failure of the Democratic leadership of Congress,” he declared, increasingly irritated. From there, he started yelling at the camera and directing his anger at the Democratic leadership:

Where is the Voting Rights Law? They have had a majority in the house since ’18. Why is this legislation not yet written or approved? Where is? They spend a lot of time on this press release from HR-1. Where are they in the Voting Rights Law? That is what could give you the teeth to fight these laws. And they are way behind on this.

“Yes. I think they are looking for Republican help that may never come,” Geist said at the end of the segment.

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The transcripts are below, click “expand” to read:

ABC Good morning america
July 11, 2021
8:40:04 am ET

PILGRIM EVA: Now to politics and the battle for voting rights, the possibility of another massive exit by the Democrats looms over a special legislative session in Texas as Republicans try again to pass new voting restrictions.

Hundreds of people waited for hours at the state capitol to testify against plans that would ban 24-hour polling places, ban mailboxes and end car voting.

Democrats staged a legislative strike in May to temporarily block action on new restrictions. Since then, Republicans have dropped lawsuits to ban Sunday morning voting when many black parishioners go to the polls and a provision to facilitate the reversal of the election.

At the same time, Texas authorities accuse a Houston man who stood in line to vote for six hours last year of voting illegally. Hervis Rogers’ determination to vote went viral on social media and now prosecutors say he was on probation for a robbery conviction when he cast his vote in the Democratic presidential primary. A conviction can result in a sentence of between two and 20 years in prison. Rogers was out on bail yesterday. He is represented by the ACLU of Texas.

DAN HARRIS: To find out more about this, and there’s a lot to talk about here, let’s bring in an ace, ABC News deputy political editor Averi Harper. Good morning.

AVERI HARPER: Good morning.

HARRIS: So this is a great fight in Texas for voting rights. What impact do you think this will have on the national scene, because there are also many struggles in Washington?

HARPER: Right. Well, this is really the latest state to be in the spotlight for restrictive voting legislation. This is a continuation of the battle that we have seen fought in states across the country.

The difference in Texas, however, is that Democrats and civil rights leaders are fighting this battle with fewer tools in their arsenal after the Supreme Court voted to maintain restrictive voting measures in Arizona that advocates called discriminatory on grounds. race.

So we know the president is going to talk about this. He plans to go to Philadelphia and talk about the right to vote. But it remains to be seen whether public pressure is enough to make changes in any of these states or in Washington.

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NBC Sunday today
July 11, 2021
8:09:11 am ET

(…)

WILLIE GEIST: Let’s go home, Chuck, and talk about voting rights. The Texas legislature is meeting this week perhaps to pass a law, a more restrictive voting law. We are seeing it all over the country. President Biden himself will speak on voting rights in Philadelphia this week. Where is this headed? And how different can our choices be in this midterm election next year?

CHUCK TODD: Well, look, in closed elections we’re going to have a lot of unsolved fights. You know, that’s the question. Any election decided by less than one percentage point, particularly in these states where changes in the administration of the electoral law have changed.

You know, these are – you know, the – a voting hurdle that can be overcome no matter how high they build the vurdle[sic] – the obstacle. And actually, you know, I’m one of those who believes that what the Republicans are doing here, they’re doing for the Democrats. That is, they are helping to get the vote.

But the real problem that Democrats haven’t really figured out how to fight is changing administrative laws, changing who decides which votes count. And this is where, I think, there has been a failure of the Democratic leadership of Congress, Willie.

Where is the Voting Rights Law? They have had a majority in the house since ’18. Why is this legislation not yet written or approved? Where is? They spend a lot of time on this press release from HR-1. Where are they in the Voting Rights Law? That is what could give you the teeth to fight these laws. And they are way behind on this.

GEIST: Yes. I think they are looking for Republican help that may never come. Chuck, thank you very much.

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