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MSNBC 11 Nov 2019

Kentucky secretary of state accused of fraud

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ProPublica reporter Jessica Huseman discusses the Kentucky gubernatorial election.


The visit by US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and his entourage represents the first diplomatic trip of this seniority by any government globally since the peak of coronavirus outbreak.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Israel to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz, just one day before Israel's unity government was set to be sworn into office. One America's Stephanie Myers caught up with the former mayor of Shiloh, David Rubin, who discussed the significance of Pompeo's trip.
While President Trump spreads false claims about California's decision to send ballots to all eligible voters amid the pandemic, California's Secretary of State Alex Padilla tells Lawrence O'Donnell voting by mail is "a core element in keeping our elections accessible this November." Aired on 5/26/2020.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: "We can't effect changes in the WHO if we're not at the table…For us to say we're not going to pay, we're not going to be a part of it is counterproductive because then we have no leverage." Aired on 4/16/2020.

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>>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYONE.
>>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYONE. A GROWING NUMBER OF REPUBLICAN
A GROWING NUMBER OF REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS ARE CALLING ON
LAWMAKERS ARE CALLING ON KENTUCKY GOVERNOR MATT BEVIN TO
KENTUCKY GOVERNOR MATT BEVIN TO CONCEDE OR PROVIDE PROOF OF
CONCEDE OR PROVIDE PROOF OF ELECTION FRAUD.
ELECTION FRAUD. ON TUESDAY, THE STATE’S ATTORNEY
ON TUESDAY, THE STATE’S ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE DEMOCRAT, DEFEATED
GENERAL, THE DEMOCRAT, DEFEATED HIM MORE THAN 5,000 VOTES BUT
HIM MORE THAN 5,000 VOTES BUT BEVIN IS CLAIMING VOTING
BEVIN IS CLAIMING VOTING IRREGULARITIES.
IRREGULARITIES. MEANWHILE KENTUCKY SECRETARY OF
MEANWHILE KENTUCKY SECRETARY OF STATE HAS BEEN FACING BACKLASH
STATE HAS BEEN FACING BACKLASH FOR ANNOUNCING THE ELECTION
FOR ANNOUNCING THE ELECTION RESULTS LIVE ON CNN, WHILE THE
RESULTS LIVE ON CNN, WHILE THE VOTES WERE STILL BEING TALLIED.
VOTES WERE STILL BEING TALLIED. >> LET’S BRING IN JESSICA, A
>> LET’S BRING IN JESSICA, A LEAD REPORTER FOR PRO-PUBLICA’S
LEAD REPORTER FOR PRO-PUBLICA’S ELECTION COVERAGE.
ELECTION COVERAGE. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY
LET’S TALK ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF VOTING IRREGULARITIES IN
OF VOTING IRREGULARITIES IN KENTUCKY.
KENTUCKY. WE HAVE SAID THIS IN OTHER RACES
WE HAVE SAID THIS IN OTHER RACES TO SAY THE LEAST AND WE COULD
TO SAY THE LEAST AND WE COULD TICK THROUGH THEM.
TICK THROUGH THEM. TALK SPECIFICALLY ABOUT
TALK SPECIFICALLY ABOUT KENTUCKY.
KENTUCKY. HAVE THERE BEEN ANY
HAVE THERE BEEN ANY IRREGULARITIES HERE FROM WHAT
IRREGULARITIES HERE FROM WHAT YOU’VE BEEN REPORTING AND SEEING
YOU’VE BEEN REPORTING AND SEEING SO FAR?
SO FAR? >> NOT THAT I’VE SEEN.
>> NOT THAT I’VE SEEN. I THINK THAT THEY WILL PROBABLY
I THINK THAT THEY WILL PROBABLY END UP FINDING A FEW VOTES HERE
END UP FINDING A FEW VOTES HERE AND THAT WE CAN PRETTY MUCH
AND THAT WE CAN PRETTY MUCH BREAK DOWN AND CALL CLERICAL
BREAK DOWN AND CALL CLERICAL ERRORS BY CLERKS, THESE NUMBERS
ERRORS BY CLERKS, THESE NUMBERS ARE ENTERED BY HAND, THIS IS A
ARE ENTERED BY HAND, THIS IS A VERY NORMAL THING THAT HAPPENS
VERY NORMAL THING THAT HAPPENS EVERY ELECTION CYCLE.
EVERY ELECTION CYCLE. THEY WILL RECANVAS NEXT WEEK.
THEY WILL RECANVAS NEXT WEEK. AND I WOULD BE VERY SURPRISED IF
AND I WOULD BE VERY SURPRISED IF THE VOTE SHIFTED BY MORE THAN A
THE VOTE SHIFTED BY MORE THAN A COUPLE OF DOZEN ON EITHER SIDE.
COUPLE OF DOZEN ON EITHER SIDE. THE LIKELIHOOD THAT THE
THE LIKELIHOOD THAT THE IRREGULARITIES MAKE UP 5,000
IRREGULARITIES MAKE UP 5,000 VOTES IS REALLY, REALLY LOW.
VOTES IS REALLY, REALLY LOW. >> LET’S TALK ABOUT ALLISON, AND
>> LET’S TALK ABOUT ALLISON, AND HOW SHE HAS BEEN HANDLING THE
HOW SHE HAS BEEN HANDLING THE SITUATION, RUNNING AGAINST MITCH
SITUATION, RUNNING AGAINST MITCH McCONNELL BUT KIND OF THRUST
McCONNELL BUT KIND OF THRUST HERSELF CENTER IN THE MIDDLE OF
HERSELF CENTER IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL OF THIS.
ALL OF THIS. >> YES, SHE DID.
>> YES, SHE DID. IT WAS AN ODD MOVE.
IT WAS AN ODD MOVE. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A STATE
I HAVE NEVER SEEN A STATE ELECTIONS OFFICIAL DO SOMETHING
ELECTIONS OFFICIAL DO SOMETHING QUITE LIKE WHAT SHE DID ON CNN.
QUITE LIKE WHAT SHE DID ON CNN. ON ELECTION DAY.
ON ELECTION DAY. YOU KNOW, USUALLY, THE PEOPLE
YOU KNOW, USUALLY, THE PEOPLE WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COUNTING
WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COUNTING THE VOTES DON’T GET AHEAD OF THE
THE VOTES DON’T GET AHEAD OF THE VERT
VERT CERTIFIED ELECTION RESULTS AND
CERTIFIED ELECTION RESULTS AND PREDICT THE OUTCOME.
PREDICT THE OUTCOME. EVEN THOUGH THERE IS NO OBVIOUS
EVEN THOUGH THERE IS NO OBVIOUS IM
IM IMPROPRIETY IN THE VOTING, IT
IMPROPRIETY IN THE VOTING, IT GIVES MATT BEVIN A LOT MORE TO
GIVES MATT BEVIN A LOT MORE TO WORK WITH WHEN I DON’T KNOW IF
WORK WITH WHEN I DON’T KNOW IF HE WOULD HAVE HAD MUCH AT ALL
HE WOULD HAVE HAD MUCH AT ALL BEFORE.
BEFORE. SO SHE HAS REALLY FANNED THE
SO SHE HAS REALLY FANNED THE FLAMES IN A WAY THAT I’M UNCLEAR
FLAMES IN A WAY THAT I’M UNCLEAR IF THIS WAS HER INTENTION.
IF THIS WAS HER INTENTION. >> I WONDER IF THIS IS A
>> I WONDER IF THIS IS A KNOCK-OFF OF THE TELEVISION,
KNOCK-OFF OF THE TELEVISION, EVERYONE WANTS TO HAVE A MOMENT
EVERYONE WANTS TO HAVE A MOMENT IN THE LIMELIGHT.
IN THE LIMELIGHT. >> IT COULD BE.
>> IT COULD BE. SHE’S DONE THINGS LIKE THIS
SHE’S DONE THINGS LIKE THIS BEFORE.
BEFORE. SHE’S KIND OF GOTTEN AHEAD OF
SHE’S KIND OF GOTTEN AHEAD OF STORIES, AND MADE HER JOB AS THE
STORIES, AND MADE HER JOB AS THE SECRETARY OF STATE, WHICH IS THE
SECRETARY OF STATE, WHICH IS THE PERSON WHO IS IN CHARGE OF THE
PERSON WHO IS IN CHARGE OF THE ELECTIONS, AND IN CHARGE OF
ELECTIONS, AND IN CHARGE OF OVERSEEING THE ADMINISTRATION OF
OVERSEEING THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ELECTIONS, IN KENTUCKY, A
THE ELECTIONS, IN KENTUCKY, A LITTLE BIT MORE PARTISAN THAN
LITTLE BIT MORE PARTISAN THAN OTHER ELECTIONS OFFICIALS ARE
OTHER ELECTIONS OFFICIALS ARE COMFORTABLE WITH HER MAKING THAT
COMFORTABLE WITH HER MAKING THAT ROLE.
ROLE. SO THIS IS, IF YOU ASK THE
SO THIS IS, IF YOU ASK THE PEOPLE IN KENTUCKY, PART AND
PEOPLE IN KENTUCKY, PART AND PARCEL OF WHAT SHE HAS BEEN
PARCEL OF WHAT SHE HAS BEEN DOING THE LAST FEW YEARS.
DOING THE LAST FEW YEARS. >> DOING A JUMP, AND GIVING
>> DOING A JUMP, AND GIVING BEVINS AMMUNITION THERE.
BEVINS AMMUNITION THERE. >> RIGHT.
>> RIGHT. >> YOU HAVE REPORTS ON THE
>> YOU HAVE REPORTS ON THE LARGEST MANUFACTURER OF VOTING
LARGEST MANUFACTURER OF VOTING MACHINES AND WHY IT REMAINS SO
MACHINES AND WHY IT REMAINS SO DOMINANT, DESPITE BEING BLAMED
DOMINANT, DESPITE BEING BLAMED FOR MANY MISTAKES ACROSS THE
FOR MANY MISTAKES ACROSS THE NATION, IN SEVERAL ELECTIONS.
NATION, IN SEVERAL ELECTIONS. TALK TO US ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE
TALK TO US ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE SEEING HERE.
SEEING HERE. >> YOU KNOW, I THINK THE POINT
>> YOU KNOW, I THINK THE POINT OF THE STORY IS THAT THE
OF THE STORY IS THAT THE ELECTION SYSTEM’S MARKET IS SO
ELECTION SYSTEM’S MARKET IS SO BROKEN, AND I THINK THAT PEOPLE
BROKEN, AND I THINK THAT PEOPLE DON’T REALLY THINK ABOUT THAT
DON’T REALLY THINK ABOUT THAT WHEN THEY THINK ABOUT THE
WHEN THEY THINK ABOUT THE QUALITY OF OUR VOTING MACHINES.
QUALITY OF OUR VOTING MACHINES. PEOPLE ARE REALLY CONCERNED
PEOPLE ARE REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT CYBER SECURITY AND
ABOUT CYBER SECURITY AND CONCERNED ABOUT THE QUALITY AND
CONCERNED ABOUT THE QUALITY AND THE AGEING OF THESE MACHINES,
THE AGEING OF THESE MACHINES, AND THEY SHOULD BE.
AND THEY SHOULD BE. BUT THE REN THAT IS ABLE TO
BUT THE REN THAT IS ABLE TO CONTINUE IS BECAUSE THE MARKET
CONTINUE IS BECAUSE THE MARKET IS SO FOCUSED ON KEEPING THE SET
IS SO FOCUSED ON KEEPING THE SET REGULATIONS THAT WERE IN PASSED
REGULATIONS THAT WERE IN PASSED IN 2002 IN PLACE THAT HAS LED TO
IN 2002 IN PLACE THAT HAS LED TO A LACK OF COMPETITION AND LED TO
A LACK OF COMPETITION AND LED TO VERY AGGRESSIVE MANUFACTURERS OF
VERY AGGRESSIVE MANUFACTURERS OF MACHINES, ELECTION SYSTEMS, AND
MACHINES, ELECTION SYSTEMS, AND SECURITY, WHICH IS THE SUBJECT
SECURITY, WHICH IS THE SUBJECT OF MY PIECE, FOR EXAMPLE,
OF MY PIECE, FOR EXAMPLE, ROUTINELY SUES MUNICIPALITIES
ROUTINELY SUES MUNICIPALITIES FOR NOT CHOOSING THEIR MACHINES,
FOR NOT CHOOSING THEIR MACHINES, AND SO THE MUNICIPALITIES END UP
AND SO THE MUNICIPALITIES END UP SPEBING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON
SPEBING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON THE AGGRESSIVE TACTICS OF THESE
THE AGGRESSIVE TACTICS OF THESE COMPANIES RATHER THAN SECURING
COMPANIES RATHER THAN SECURING ELECTIONS OR HIRING STAFF THAT
ELECTIONS OR HIRING STAFF THAT WOULD BE ABLE TO TAKE THE STEPS
WOULD BE ABLE TO TAKE THE STEPS THAT WE REALLY NEED TO TAKE IN
THAT WE REALLY NEED TO TAKE IN ORDER TO HAVE A SECURE 2020.
ORDER TO HAVE A SECURE 2020. >> SIDE BAR QUESTION VERY
>> SIDE BAR QUESTION VERY QUICKLY.
QUICKLY. IS THERE A FEDERAL STANDARD FOR
IS THERE A FEDERAL STANDARD FOR THESE MACHINES THAT THEY ALL
THESE MACHINES THAT THEY ALL HAVE TO MEET?
HAVE TO MEET? OR IS IT BASED ON STATE BY
OR IS IT BASED ON STATE BY STATE, MUNICIPALITY LEVEL?
STATE, MUNICIPALITY LEVEL? >> IS A SET OF VOLUNTARY
>> IS A SET OF VOLUNTARY GUIDELINES THAT THE FEDERAL

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