[Cleveland.com] Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and CNN’s Jake Tapper got into a momentarily tense exchange Sunday morning while discussing national voter security.
DeWine appeared on Tapper’s "State of the Union" program and talked about several topics, including Ohio’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The governor was remarking on concerns about voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, of which — contrary to what President Trump has repeatedly pushed — there is no proof of widespread issues.
"Are there some problems in the system as far as potential fraud or fraud that occurred? Yes, but... we have not seen anything that rises to the level that would have changed the outcome of the election," DeWine said, to start.
Not in Ohio, perhaps, but Ohio has been cleaning up voter issues. Some other states have not been as aggressive.
"I think [Ohio GOP] Senator Portman has a good proposal. And that proposal is to get two very distinguished people in this country, Democrat and Republican, have a commission, and to take a hard look at voter security. We have a lot of people in this country who are very concerned about it," DeWine continued.
Tapper [aka SICKO]
then interjected, saying, "Because they have been lied to, Governor. They have been lied to by President Trump for weeks."
"No, no, no. Jake, Jake, hold on. Jake, time-out a minute," DeWine said, asking Tapper to look at "the big picture" before continuing his support for Portman's voter security commission idea.
"With changes in technology, potential hacking, all of these things, we need to have a commission, as Senator Portman says, that takes a long look at this," DeWine said. "[It's] not something you can do in 10 days, but to take a look at this."
Congress is set to certify President-elect Joe Biden's presidential victory Wednesday, though a group of GOP senators has said they intend to object the Electoral College results.
However, if they really want to calm the brewing storm, they should have a real discussion and come up with ways to rebuild confidence in elections. Maybe bring our system up to international standards, for a start.
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[CFP] "...The entire East Side of New York City is in a state of uproar. Mobs of vast size are organizing under the lead of anarchists and socialists, and threaten to plunder and despoil the houses of the rich who have wronged and oppressed them for so many years."
___ From The Last President, 1896
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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
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