NYT Video Op-ed Suggests Georgia Governor’s Election Was ‘Tampered With’

Washington Free Beacon | 7/1/2019 | David Rutz
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BY: David Rutz

A New York Times opinion video published Monday suggested the2018 Georgia governor's election—lost by Democrat Stacey Abrams—was "tampered with."

New - York - Times‘s - Taige - Jensen

The New York Times‘s Taige Jensen and Nayeema Raza produced a video making the grim case that the United States cannot be considered great, let along the "greatest country in the world." The stylized video, which combines animation and archival news footage, argued the U.S. could even be compared to a "developing country" at times.

"It's gotten to a point where I think there are specific times and places where you can confuse America for a developing country," the narrator said, "as elections are tampered with, water can't be drunk from taps, citizens don't trust uniformed officers, infrastructure is crumbling, and where a dual system is emerging when public services are available to the highest bidder."

Narrator - Elections - Played - Abrams - CBS

As the narrator spoke about elections being "tampered with," b-roll played of Abrams on a CBS Evening News report about her claims of voter suppression during her race. Abrams protested during and after her defeat that Republican opponent Brian Kemp systematically suppressed the vote through a variety of tactics and tainted the race. She has said Republicans "stole" the win from "the voters of Georgia" and even declared "I won."

She refused to officially concede, and prominent Democrats like Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden, former Attorney General Eric Holder, former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D., Texas), Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.), South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) have backed her claim that Kemp's victory was rigged.

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