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this is cnn tonight. i'm don lemon. president trump employing a last ditch effort to change the conversation days ahead of the midterms attempting to paint a group of migrants, hundreds of miles from the border with a broad and scary brush. and what was billed as a policy speech from the roosevelt room today, the president proposed no actual policies. listen to what he said. >> there's nothing political about a caravan of thousands of people and now others forming pouring up into our country. we have no idea who they are. >> did you catch that? the president admitted we have no idea who they are. why does he keep calling them invaders?
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if there is nothing political about it, why is the caravan brought up in every single campaign appearance the president makes? a slow moving group of asylum seeking is immigrants, some walking with strollers and suitcases, not an invasion. repeating a lie does not make it truth. with the midterms just five days away, the president is attempting to scare people to the polls. let's discuss that. will it work? what's going on. david swerd lick is hear, molly ball and larry sabato. david, i'm going to start with you. okay? because i just want to know, do you think this plan the white house is -- that sat down and came up with or did they come up with this or is the president going with his gut and what's worked before? >> look, the president is comfortable, don, talking about immigration and until it doesn't work for him, i think he's going to continue to do it. if we go back a couple of weeks, republicans and president trump
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were very happy with the narrative coming out of the kavanaugh hearings. they were spooling up this talking about globalists and about the caravan. then all of a sudden, with the bombings the week before last and then the tree of life massacre, the narrative changed and in realtime we heard the president president lamenting that the news wasn't about what he wanted to talk about. so in the last couple of days, to sort of make sure he got the news back on immigration, his topic of choice, he first floated this had idea about birth right citizenship and then this inflammatory ad that his campaign has released and finally now today, as you said, a campaign speech disguised as a policy speech where he wanted to ratchet up sort of maximum fear of undocumented immigrants coming across the border. something that can be discussed and talked about in a rational way not as invaders not as people needing 15,000 troops on the border but i think the
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president feels like he won in 2016 with immigration at its core and until he loses an election on immigration, that's what he's going with. >> molly, the president is making 11 campaign stops today through election day but arizona, nevada, are missing from that map. and sources are telling cnn's jeff zeleny that trump has been asked to stay away from those tight senate races. is his message hurting republican candidates do you think? >> well, in the places he's going they obviously feel he's helping. it is revealing that the places he is going are places where he's popular and republicans are probably going to win anyway. there are a lot of strategists republicans and democrats alike who wonder if he isn't a more galvanizing figure for the other side than he is for his own side. we've seen how energized democrats are to vote in this midterm election. we'll find out for sure on tuesday and the president and some of his advisers have been
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telling themselves that their best hope is to increase republican base turnout to try to match that democratic enthusiasm. but it's not clear that the president doesn't actually motivate more democrats when he goes to a particular place than he does republicans. so in a place particularly like nevada or arizona where obviously, there is a large segment of the electorate that is latino, those are places where republicans would prefer not to have the president going in and potentially stirring up more democrats. >> uh-huh. so let's bring in larry now. larry, the president's divisive language on race and immigration plays well in some parts of the country but not everywhere. where could it alienate voters? >> it alienates voters in the high college educated suburbs that are at the heart of the house districts that may very well turn the house over to the democrats. and look, don, i really think there is a calculation here that
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no one's talking about, certainly the white house won't. they would never concede that the house is lost in advance and most of their base believes there's going to be a giant red wave. we've all gotten those e-mails and tweets. i think they have made a very practical decision, you may not like it, but they decided to save the senate. that's what this is all about. he is campaigning in all those deeply red states that probably will allow the republicans to keep the senate, maybe even add a seat or two. as long as he has the senate, he feels like he can get through the next two years, get his court appointments, his cabinet appointments and he'll have the house to beat up on. he likes to have a juicy target and they'll provide it. >> i think your analysis is right on there, larry. david, is the president just focusing on immigration because it worked for him in 2016? you said he's going to continue to do it, he'll use immigration as long as it works. so far obviously, he's thinking it will work again. >> yeah, first of all, i agree
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with larry that this is a focus in the final days on the senate. republicans feel better about that, democrats feel a little better about the house and the president knows he's got to at least hold on to one house of congress. >> david, let me just say this. >> sure. >> you remember 2016. we don't really know what's going to happen on tuesday night, right. >> i'm saying. >> that's the common wisdom with the polling. >> conventional wisdom i think in 2016 was tested and defeated. i'm suggesting that republicans feel better about the senate and democrats feel better about the house. neither party especially democrats right now who control neither house nor the white house should get cocky about anything. leader pelosi the other day saying i think we're going to win. i think was a political mistake. premature. you don't want to give bulletin board material to the other side she like you say, don, doesn't know what is really going to
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happen. let me answer your question on immigration. president although as larry says, republicans are facing trouble in some house districts, the president's approval rating is right around where it was on inauguration day. he's got his base with him, number one and number two, the democrats have a plus eight or plus 1/2 in the generic congressional ballot. that's not the same as having that kind of lead in especially these red states where a lot of democrats are up for re-election income senate races in red states and these house races even if democrats win will be much closer. >> you took us there. i've got to go to the polling guy for this since david got us there. larry, you switched ratings for four house races. is that good news for the republicans or for the democrats. >> it will actually kind of washed out, don. but i'll tell you, on the whole, when you talk even to republican analysts -- you can detect that they're a little bit pessimistic to a lot pessimistic about
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keeping the house. now, when they talk about individual races, they give you better odds for their individual candidates than they do for keeping the house as a whole. so i think i know it's conventional wisdom and yes, i certainly remember 2016. i think everybody in our business who predicted a hillary clinton win remembers 2016. but you know good side of this, don? it's that everyone should know that nothing is over until the final poll closes and nobody's going to be overconfident this year and that's going to encourage a higher voter urnout maybe on both sides. >> i'll give you the bulk of the time after this one. i just want to know from larry why you switched steve king's seat in the house race, from likely to leans republican. that's different from cnn's math. why did you make that move? >> we did it because is he getting a lot of blow back even in his own district from the outrageous comments that he has made.
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i don't know anybody even in the of republican hierarchy who doesn't think his comments were outrageous. he was denounced by the guy running the campaign who is a member of the house of representatives from ohio. we've lowered it because we have learned when a major controversy breaks on an incumbent breaks before an election, they may not lose, but it will be closer. he's looking at a closer race. >> molly, you want to respond to that one. >> i wanted to respond to this argument about immigration. i think it is a really interesting test of this immigration message. i think it is still a really pretty exotic theory that this is a winning message for republicans to go all-in on this very hard line, very extreme immigration message. it's a political strategy that probably steve king, a couple of president trump's advisers and apparently the president's gut believe but it's not something that i think most conventional republican political strategists
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would advocate this extremely divisive and fearmongering message. as larry was saying before this doesn't only a yepnate latino voters who may see themselves perhaps with their ancestors reflected with the people in that caravan, it's all kinds of voters. it alienates suburban voters, educated voters, republican voters. all kinds of data says most americans are not really there for a message that far out op immigration and yet the president is determined to make this the closing message for the entire republican party and we'll see if like 2016, he's got and i sting that's better than the entire conventional political class on there. >> it's interesting, molly. go ahead. >> i'm going to jump in real quick. i agree with what molly is saying. certainly polling is bearing out americans are not looking for the type of solutions that the president is proposing. i will say in an election where we're at the point where this is
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not about persuading people. this is about getting your base out to vote. minds aren't changing now. it's who come out to the polls. >> molly, i have a couple seconds left. 23myon votes have been cast already. people have made pa up their minds for both parties. they've managed to get people out to the polls early or to vote early >> sure. i mean and it's early voting is something that has been increasing nationally and in many states and jurisdictions for years now. but look, we see that you know, a midterm election is always a turnout election. people have made up their minds but haven't necessarily made up their minds to vote. we have seen democrats champing at the bit to vote in a lot of these early special elections and virginia election and so on. as david was saying, the republicans are hoping that this fear-based strategy can energize enough dispirited or complacent republicans or republican leaning independents who might
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have been thinking about staying home or or assuming because of the president talking about a red wave that their vote wasn't needed try to get those people off the couch and we'll see if it works. >> thank you all. from the president's tweets to russian bottles on social media. are we at a point where propaganda and lies pass as truth?
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a president who seemingly tweets every passing thought, russia manipulating social media to divide us, proof that there is a downside to the internet echo chamber. let's discuss with frank bruni of "the new york times." michael deantonio is the author of "the truth about trump." i have you here because you wrote something about this. your piece is titled -- you said the internet will be the death of us. okay? and you said at first i was like the death of the u.s. which is just -- the death of us. you say it is a tool for learning robing and constructive
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community building but it's unrivaled too in the spread of lies, narrowing of interests and erosion of common cause. please give us some examples of that. >> with the internet, we are now individuals are kind of curating their information diets, they're curating news consumption in a way where they can tune out anything that doesn't fit their pre-existing world view. they can tuck themselves into echo chambers where they already believe and what they want to believe. we recently had two horrifying examples of this. cesar sayoc who allegedly september the pie bombs and robert bowers with the massacre in pittsburgh. in both cases, those men spent enormous time online and what they were doing online was finding communities of people who believed in the same dark things they did, who reinforced those beliefs who colored them darker still. we have to ask some really serious questions whether people who are already prone to hate are actually being pushed to violence by the encouragement
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and reinforcement they get online. >> have we reached a point -- look, even here, i'll speak for myself. the folks at the network will present factual information, back it up with examples, concrete empirical evidence and people say that's not true or it's fake news. it's like what, are you talking about? i'm often shocked by the amount of propaganda that people believe. have we reached a point where propaganda can pass as truth and lies? here's why this is happens. i was thinking about this much watching cnn earlier this evening. anderson was going through all the lies in the president's speech for lack of a better word on immigration today. because the internet gives you the tiny nichs you can go into, you can tell yourself you're extremely well informed because you have all of these sites bookmarked because you're following these 100 people on twitter and watching tv but you can never stumble across a show that's actually giving you
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objective dispassionate facts. what the internet does for you is you end up overfed and undernourished. >> inundated but not necessarily infored. >> but not informed. >> ah. did you want to say something? >> i think that's a brilliant analysis. i was speaking with someone earlier today who had actually had been hired by facebook years ago whether he they were going to consider looking into the news diet that people were getting on facebook. facebook brought in a whole bunch of journalists, these were professionals actually informing people and within a year they fired them all. they decided they were going to buy into this utopian idea that the internet was going to provide us with a plethora of sources and everybody was going to be very keen on informing themselves well. people separated themselves into tribes and now the tribes are getting more and more exclusive. donald trump would like an echo
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chamber of one so he could hear his own voice all the time. >> you know him very well. you're the biographer. he's got over 55 million twitter followers. yet he can'tizes on that reach to reach out to his base. but he doesn't like to use e-mail. i'm not sure if he has an account. they print out e-mails and documents for the president to read. how did he get to twitter? >> that's a technology he's pastored because it matters to him and it's only a limited number of characters and words. he actually if you think about it, is a 170s tabloid. >> i just answered the question in my head. no one wants to hear more than what donald trump has to say than himself. >> he is writing "new york post" headlines circa 1980. this is how he's always thought. he's always mastered these niches. >> there's another reason he loves twitter which is it
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provides this instant odometer of approval. you accepted out the tweet and who liked it, are who shared it? it's a wonderful instant feeling of validation if you're someone like trump. >> he told me he was going to run for president in 2014 base and twitter. he said everybody on twitter is telling me to do it. he knew at that time that half of his followers were bots. he went out and purchased millions of followers in the philippines and other places so the bots were telling him to run. but that really was him telling himself to run. >> it's interesting to me because i just -- i don't read the comments anymore. i may as well turn the comments off because i don't read it. people say did you see such and such. no, why are you reading that? who cares. >> you get that into your head it's a big danger. there's one other thing about social media i have to say. not only can you use it to follow people you agree with but the algorithms encourage more of
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that. if i share something, i'm going to see more of that kind. >> if you think about the way that, would, it takes a narrow interest of yours and makes it narrower and narrower until you are just spinning in a rut. >> if you clicked on something like the internet, i bought a backpack the other night. i bought one. i don't need any more. >> next you'll get other mountaineering gear. they're forcing knew this limited neighborhood where you're only going to see reflections of yourself. >> you're just backpack man. >> also it's interesting because we talked about this racist ad that the president retweeted yesterday. it was interesting he would use his twitter page to put out something that many people are saying is worse. >> interesting is a kind word. >> this racist ad that's worse that willie horton. it's also a straight line to others, not only his followers and i say followers.
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i notice you said supporters. followers because that's what it has become. but to every journalist who then amplify what he says even if it's right or wrong, even if it's embellishment or a lie. in many ways we do that on cable news too because we put it on and people believe it before we have a chance to fact collect it can. >> he sets the terms of the conversation. this happened tuesday. he had said with an executive order i'm going to enden birth right citizenship. he is not going to do that. for 24 hours what were we talking about? immigration and birth right citizenship. victory donald trump. >> i'm going to do the tax cut. people still believe those things. i was listening to on my way home last night randi kaye's story on anderson's show. just to listen to the people in the crowd what they believe, he's going to change the whole, you said birth right citizenship but realize you can't. no, he's going to do it.
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do you think it's an election tacticing that these people aren't anywhere near, no, they believe it's imminent. they actually believe it. >> they believe an invasion is imminent and our troops need to be sent. >> because he said it. >> there are people talking about sending drones to interdict account caravan 500 miles into mexico because they're paniced about this fake invasion. >> i would challenge everyone to just try to walk 500 miles and see how fast you get to somewhere or 800 miles or 1,000 miles. >> this is donald trump's mind we're all living inside of now. >> he's created this narrative that has at this point in terms of the caravan no relationship whatsoever to the truth, none. >> what did he say, i tell the truth when i can. >> apparently he can't do that very often. >> thank you. i've got to run. we'll continue this conversation maybe one day over -- snowy
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fire. it wouldn't be a snowy fire. snowy day by a fire. thanks, guys. with his racist comments catching up to him, eight-term congressman steve king is shaping up to what's the political battle of his life. ers 5-stage. this meter shows how much stuff, or dissolved solids, gets left behind. our tap water is 220. brita? 110... seriously? but zerowater- let me guess. zero? yup, that's how i know it is the purest-tasting water. i need to find the receipt for that. oh yeah, you do.
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so republican congressman steve king increasingly underfire for his racially charged remarks hard line views on immigration and diversity and comments that many consider hateful. now he has serious competition in this election. i want to talk to a lummist for the des moines register. so good to have you on. >> thank you, don, good to be here. >> you have been following steve king for years. you wrote a great piece entitled "steve king's base shows cracks over his rhetoric on immigrants kavanaugh investigation." so. >> right. >> you spoke 0 some republican vote ares who say they're now supporting democratic candidate j.d. shuttlen.
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why is that? >> you know, it's very interesting. he has had such a loyal base of christian conservative republicans in his western iowa district. and what is happening is some of those very same christian conservative republicans are taking great offense now at the way he's talking about immigrants because some of them have adopted children from other countries. and well, steve king makes these remarks about we can't preserve our western civilization with other people's babies that's now very offensive to them because it hits them where they live in their homes. so you know, i think that there are a lot of decent people who live in his district who have just been profoundly misguided by his rhetoric, people who have not had a lot of contact with people of color or immigrants before and now they're not quite sure whether to -- he's very good at stoking fears and they're not quite sure how to think about their neighbors
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anymore. and the irony of this is that western iowa's towns would be emptied out if it wasn't for immigrants and there there would be nobody to work in the meat packing plants. >> interesting. >> so they have this incredible dependence on immigrant labor and on immigrants rebuilding small communities, populating the schools, putting in small businesses, all of that, and yeyet king continually tries to say things like mexicans don't have the same values, are mostly drug runners involved in crimes. >> he said he wanted immigrants to assimilate to american culture and not try to reverse it. we talked about shulten. is he outraising king. they took in $800,000 from 24,000 individual donors in 7 hours. that is really astonishing. he's winning more newspaper endorsements.
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is all that will enough to get him over the line or are most people still all in for king. >> i don't know how much of a difference that makes in king's district. i think it makes a difference everywhere else in the country. everyone is talking about steve king and his diatribes. i don't know that more ads which shuttlen can afford to buy now because of all the national attention is what it's going to take in the district. on the other hand, i think shulten is a very convincing candidate. he's 38 years old. he doesn't have a high profile. he's not been -- one of the people who ran against king previously who didn't get much traction was the wife of a former governor, tom vilsack. and that just didn't go anywhere. most of these races he's won by about 20 points. >> this one is really close, right? >> this one is -- if you look at shulten's data, it's a one-point
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race. king's data it's an 18-point race. >> i want to get this in. this is representative king losing his cool today when someone asked him at a forum about his history of anti-immigrant rhetoric. watch this. >> you and the shooter both share an ideology that is. >> no. >> anti-immigration. >> do not associate meep with that shooter. i knew you were an ambusher when you walked in the room. there's no basis for that and you get no answers and no questions. >> i was about to ask you what distinguishes your ideology. >> no, you're done. you crossed the line. it's not tolerable to accuse me to be associated with a guy that shot 11 people in pittsburgh. to the length of that israel is the length of my life. i've been with them all along and i will not answer your question. ite not listen to another word from you. >> wow. he responded by tweeting the video and then adding leftist media lies have reached peak
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insanity and compared me to the evil effective pittsburgh murderer of 11 jew. it sounds like he is not accustomed to being challenged. that guy was calm and he was losing it. >> well, he doesn't allow himself to be challenged. frankly he refused debate because he generally refuses to debate his opponents. he does not come into the editorial board anymore. he used to come in for regular interviews, and he was even one endorsed by the des moines register but he won't come in anymore now. he says liberal media like cnn and the des moines register left wing bias and so i won't talk to them. i can't talk to them. everything is lies. what's interesting about that go around with the man who was asking him the question is that i think the man actually very appropriately quoted started out at least quoting something that king has said about other cultures and other people's babies and so on. king took offense at linking
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that understandably to the synagogue shootings, but king has never taken offense to those remarks being brought up to him again, nor has he ever taken offense to being called an lightweight supremacist or likened to a white supremacist up till this year when there's some concern on the part of his campaign when it might backfire. i have for a long time been talking about his white supremacist views in my column and i've never got any pushback about it. this time there is some. king was on a local -- sorry. >> i've got to run. i'm out of town. >> go on. finish your thought. >> he was on a local tv news program about a week ago in which he said what's so bad about white supremacists? three years ago, that wasn't even a bad word. all of a sudden, it's become a bad word. >> rekha, thank you. i appreciate it. >> my pleasure. good to be here.
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the race for governor of georgia is one of the most closely watched battles as we head into election day. it's neck and neck. so both candidates bringing out heavy hitters to help get out the vote. vice president mike pence stumping for republican brian kemp and oprah stumping for democrat stacey abrams and making an impassioned plea to voters. >> for anybody here who has and ses tore who didn't have the right to vote and you are choosing not to vote wherever
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you are in this state in this country, you are dishonoring your family. you are disrespecting and disregarding their legacy. their suffering and their dreams when you don't vote. >> hmm. so let's discuss now, keith boykin, alice stewart, amanda carpenter, the author of "gas lighting america, why we love it when trump lies to us," but it's called trump lies. thank you all for joining us. keith, what can oprah do tore stacey abrams do you think? >> oprah can do a lot. take the state of georgia. georgia is 32% african-american, 51% female. oprah has a great deal of resonance with both of those communities because of her popularity, her tv show. and she's out there campaigning. knocking on doors. she's drawing attention to the
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race, creating publicity for stacey abrams. i think she's already having an impact in a very tight race. every little bit helps and oprah will help. >> alice, the vice president was in georgia on behalf of brian kemp. he mocked stacey abram for os for being bankrolled by hollywood liberals. >> i heard oprah is in town today. i heard will ferrell was going door to door the other day. well, i'd like to remind stacey and oprah and will ferrell, i'm kind of a big deal, too. did you get that? and i got a message. i got a message for all of stacey abram's liberal hollywood
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friends. this ain't hollywood. this is georgia. >> all right. so first of all, oprah -- oprah, not mike pence is from the south. second, the president is a celebrity as well. so what do you say to that, are alice. >> it's good to see mike pence and ron burgundy were bothing there campaigning in georgia. don, as you know, i was born and raised in georgia. i know that state very well. oprah hit on a very key issue that resonates with georgia. she says if you don't vote a certain way, you're dishonoring your family, you're not supporting your family. that's the way it's been for many years in georgia for democrats. zell miller exemplified this. they're born and raised as democrats. georgians can finally released i'm i'm actually conservative, i support life, immigration reform. i'm actually a republican. that's why georgia took the shift and that's the values
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people will vote for when they vote for kemp. >> you said oprah said if you don't vote a certain way. she never said that. she said if you don't vote. she was speaking about african-americans had to fight for the right to vote and women, too. she didn't say if you don't vote a certain way you're disrespecting your elders. >> she also said she was a registered independent and had voted republican in some races and democrat and that she owned her own mind and you can vote whatever way you want. you don't need a political party to tell you which way to vote. she was talking about people whose ancestors who had not been able to vote. >> it was a great speech and it was clearly motivating. she was clearly there for stacey abrams and smart to avoid talking about the issues. she was there to motivate voters on their emotions. there was a clear contrast today
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between stacey abrams who was being promoted and pushed by oprah winfrey, who is a very articulate spokesperson for her. she was supporting stacey abram who's supports open borders and tax hikes as opposed to mike pence who was there for kemp who supports immigration reform, and life issues. two stark contrasts. donald trump won georgia by five points and that is the message that resonates with georgians. i think that will steer clear. >> i want to get alice in here. i mean, amanda. she said she doesn't support open border and she is for the second amendment. she said ta to me. >> she wants gun control. >> >> gun control doesn't mean that she wants to. >> she doesn't support the second amendment. >> come on, alice. you know better than that. >> this speech by oprah was very well received. i think mike pence is a little
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mad they lost kanye. we won't hold that against him right now. >> you're always shady, you and keith. >> why was this a good speech? oprah, there's a big debate going on among democrats whether they go low against donald trump or they go high or whatever. look at oprah's speech. she gave a very political speech that wasn't partisan. it was extremely accessible to anyone who listen to. but it was very much aimed at women and minorities. but it wasn't over the top. it wasn't race-baiting. she told a story. and she talked about the importance of voting. and she said there woman shows my values and that's why i support her. and it was a beautiful speech. and i think everyone felt good listening to it. to me it was like a breath of fresh air. i'm very curious to know what rons oprah has voted for. i think people who want to campaign against donald trump should study that. she's an expert. you want to though how to reach
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tonight, a federal judge denies a motion seeking to open a second polling play in dodge city, kes ks. a lawsuit was filed because the only polling place in the city was moved out of town. i'm back now with everyone. so, we got to get through this quickly. so, short answers, please. alice, dodge city, kansas, 60% hispanic, the secretary of state is in a dead heat with the democratic senator laura kelly for governor. how is that fair to these
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voters? well, they had restrictions and it applied to every person across the board in the district and i think it's important when we talk about all of these states that these apply -- these rules apply across the board and having served as deputy secretary of state in arkansas, free and fair elections require certain things, and that is the integrity of our voter laws, making sure that the polling sites and free and fair and make sure that we have voter i.d. laws that are equitable across the board. that's the best way to make sure our elections are free. >> this new site is in the middle of nowhere. it is a mile from the nearest bus stop. very difficult to get to without a car. blatant attempt to suppress the hispanic vote? >> every person in this area has to travel a long way to get to a polling place because they just happen to be hispanic. it's the same crap they tried in georgia and doing in north dakota and texas. it's not equitable and the problem is, it's targeted. laser targeted to get
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african-americans and hispanics and people of color not to vote. >> amanda, this is the kicker. rachel mad doe sent a producer to dodge city to check out the original site, because it was supposedly inactsabcessible due construction. this is three days ago. does this look blocked off to you? and by the way, maddow's producer learned there are a number of events that are scheduled between now and election day and right after. what's going on here? >> yeah, i think that kansas state officials are going to have some explaining to do. listen, if you're going to close a polling site this close to an election, you have to accommodate people through buses or some other kind of thing. this doesn't pass the smell test, considering the building looks fine and there are events there. >> i just -- i don't know. i don't know. >> and we have to are peel the decision. >> thank you, great conversation. we'll see you guys soon. don't miss cnn special report
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