CNN Interview Goes Off the Rails as Brianna Keilar Battles Senior Trump Campaign Aide over Mail-In Voting

CNN really showed it’s biases during an interview between Trump 2020 senior campaign aide Mercedes Schlapp and CNN reporter Brianna Keilar.
The conversation revolved around Trump’s statement that mail-in voting is “safe and secure” for Florida, which comes after the president claimed numerous times (without proof) that mail-in voting perpetuates nationwide electoral corruption. When Schlapp joined Keilar, she was instantly confronted on Trump’s 180.
“Why the reversal and is that true in other states too?” Keilar asked.
Schlapp launched into a claim that numerous states have faulty processes to handle mail-in voting and insinuated that mail-in votes could fraudulently change election results. This prompted Keilar to invoke numerous studies that identified only a handful of voter fraud instances, which were “statistically insignificant” by comparison to Schlapp’s claim.
Watch as this CNN interview goes off the rails as Brianna Keilar Battles Mercedes Schlapp over mail-in voting:

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KEILAR: “New York, let’s go back to that. You want to argue about that being statistically insignificant, give me your case.”
SCHLAPP: “In Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, the Philly judge talked about this election fraud. We’ve seen these cases across the board in certain targeted states. And so we have an issue with mail-in fraud. You might not think so. I think any fraud should be unacceptable and we have to preserve the integrity of this election and voter integrity as well. These states, if they develop a mail-in voting system, that it is part of various options, including voting in person, which I think should be an option, instead of people fearing they can’t go to the polls in a safe manner. We have that to deal with the second part in the case of Nevada. Clearly, moving toward ballot harvesting, changing the law in the dead of night in Nevada, instead of — 90 days before an election, they’re fundamentally changing the voting system where they’re mailing out these ballots, not verified. It is problematic.”
KEILAR: “Mercedes?”
SCHLAPP: “Which is where we have to —“ [crosstalk]
KEILAR: “The only evidence of ballot harvesting was by Republicans in North Carolina. You know that. They had to redo the election. What you’re saying here —“
SCHLAPP: “Republicans and Democrats both. We have to ensure we preserve the election integrity. And so that’s why I’m saying that —“ [crosstalk]
KEILAR: “Look, you know —“ [crosstalk]
SCHLAPP: “Very problematic, like we’ve seen in states like New York. We still don’t know who won. It takes a lot —“
KEILAR: “Which has nothing to do with fraud.”
SCHLAPP: “I said we have two separate buckets. Obviously, we’re not seeing eye to eye on this.”
KEILAR: “Well, no, because I’m talking about facts. So you were saying one of the issues has to do with, obviously, the number of ballots that have to be counted in New York, which brings us to this issue of the postal service. Because you have the president raising questions about that. Yet, he’s the one who is refused to really help the postal service, right? Right now, with the treasury giving the USPS $10 million in emergency COVID relief, they asked for $75 million and Trump had been blocking their emergency funding for months. They have ample capacity for this, they say. He’s raising questions about whether they do. Yet it’s up to him to ensure that Americans have the right to vote.”
SCHLAPP: “That is absolutely right. We have to make sure we ensure there are options, including mail-in voting in those states where it works, including absentee ballots, voting in person. What is very problematic is moving towards this universal mail-in voting approach that many states are not the best at.”
KEILAR: “Mercedes, Florida. Let’s talk about Florida.”
SCHLAPP: “That’s the key. I mean, I think it’s understanding on a state-by-state basis what they’re capable of. For Nevada to change the law 90 days before an election is very problematic. Can we scale this on a national scale? Can this be on a national scale in terms of the upcoming election? I think it does possibly produce a problem when the Democrats are pushing for universal mail-in voting.”
KEILAR: “OK, you’re aware we’re in a pandemic. So perhaps the appropriate thing might need to be different when it comes to guaranteeing that people have the right to vote if they have registered to vote.”

SCHLAPP: “Yes. We need to have the option.”
KEILAR: “OK. So you —“ [crosstalk]”
SCHLAPP: “For example, the polling stations they have the social distancing and they know the correct guidelines to make sure they feel safe. Some people feel safer going into the polls and voting. Some people prefer mail-in voting.”
KEILAR: “Explain to our viewers — explain to our viewers what the difference is between absentee voting and mail-in voting.”
SCHLAPP: “So for — and again, I’ve learned this as well as we go through this process. There are some that are interchangeable. And then absentee voting is you’re absent from your home state and you request a ballot and you send it back and it is verified. And in mail-in voting you’re mailing in these ballots across the board unverified and that is where it produces a problem. So that is what want to avoid.”
KEILAR: “They’re not unverified. You know there are safety precautions in place such as bar codes. There are some people who even worry about they don’t necessarily want to use snail mail. There are places that they could drop off ballots. You know there are precautions to ensure that the ballots will be counted.”
SCHLAPP: “If you’re over 65 and you hand over a ballot to a person with ballot harvesting, don’t you think that could be prone to taking advantage of our elderly? Those are concerns we need to be aware of, whether Republican or Democrat.”
KEILAR: “Well, you know what is interesting that you bring that up, Mercedes, because if someone were concerned about that and looked the facts on mail-in and absentee ballot to fraud, they would see it doesn’t exist. And they would feel their concerns were alleviated because it is statistically insignificant. So if I may —“ [crosstalk]
KEILAR: “No, no, Mercedes, if I may, if I may — Mercedes, you’re raising your — you’re raising something that doesn’t exist. So to that statistically is insignificant. So to that I asked you — hello, would you like to ask my question.”
SCHLAPP: “I could go over these with you —“ [crosstalk]”
KEILAR: “Mercedes. Mercedes. Why are you doing that? Because it appears that it is just to sow doubt in the minds of people when whether or not their votes are going to matter.”
SCHLAPP: “For both sides, for this nation, for the sake of America, we need to make sure that every vote matters. And it is why it is important that we get it right.”
KEILAR: “So then why are you trying to ensure that some people won’t be able to vote.” [crosstalk]
SCHLAPP: “— three days after the election.”
KEILAR: “If everyone — [crosstalk] — No, you just said — ‎ [crosstalk] — Mercedes. Mercedes. You just said — you just said that everybody, just stating that a priority should be for people to practice their rights as Americans and vote. And look, if their registered voters, that is their right. So why are you talking down — villainizing mail-in voting, which would give people the ability to practice their right as an American and vote.”
SCHLAPP: “I’m going to ask you again. Do you think it is OK after November 3rd to be able to cast a ballot three days after or seven days after the election?”
KEILAR: “Mercedes, you’re saying that voter fraud is a thing and I’m telling you that it is not. And you’re muddying the waters. And I also want to — don’t you worry that that is going to actually hurt you. Isn’t that to the point why the president has said — [crosstalk] — Mercedes. Mercedes. Mercedes. This is just pointless, OK? This is pointless. I get it. You’re just saying a bunch of crap. OK. You’re saying a bunch of crap. [crosstalk] I’ll tell you what, no. No, no, we’re talking about voting in a pandemic. OK?”
SCHLAPP: “You let them have a conversation with them.”
KEILAR: “We’re talking about voting in a pandemic, OK? We’re talking about people trying to — [crosstalk] — Can you listen — [crosstalk] — Mercedes. Mercedes, I need you to listen to me. Let’s focus and have a serious conversation here. We’re talking about voting in a pandemic and giving people the ability to vote. If they are a registered voter. And you seem to be talking about putting obstacles in their way to that.”
SCHLAPP: “Absolutely not. I’m asking you a question. That do you believe that a person should be able to vote after the Election Day? Meaning, can you cast a ballot three days following the election?”
KEILAR: “Mercedes, we’ll have to continue —“ [crosstalk]
SCHLAPP: “That is what they’re doing in Nevada and that is unacceptable.”
KEILAR: “We’ll be checking that, Mercedes. It was very nice to have you. Mercedes Schlapp, thank you so much.”
SCHLAPP: “Thank you so much.”
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