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Campaign 2020 / Trump vs. Biden / "Stolen Election" / Murphy Interview #1274780

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at 'Self-licking ice cream cone," a federal government system that exists only to perpetuate itself, like the elation conspiracy theory that is kept up despite lack of evidence introduced; scenes shown from the Senate debate. [At an October rally, President TRUMP - says they cheat with the ballots everyday.] [Senators Ron JOHNSON@, Josh HAWLEY@- say the public does not believe the election was legitimate: we have to examine the problems.] [In response, Senator Gary PETERS - downplay this theory.] How there is no merit to the legal cases as affirmed by the state courts & Supreme Court, but Trump continues disinformation noted. [On Fox on Saturday, TRUMP - says we won big: the election was rigged.] [Senator Chris MURHPY - says there is no evidence President-elect Joe Biden won illegally, but the end of democracy could come.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Senator Murphy about the efforts to overturn the election. [MURPHY - offers views on how the Republicans are undermining our belief in fair elections: maybe an election will be overturned & democracy dies, so this is serious with more conspiracy theories, on how it becomes circular logic: that the election was rigged because the conspiracy was stirred up, on the need to repair democracy so regular people get helped.] Other material: [MURPHY - speaks about the Republican view of democracy with the number one goal to keep Trump in power even if it means overturning the election.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) Trump's last-ditch efforts to overturn the election on January 6 when the electoral votes are tallied in the House discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim

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