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"america's news headquarters." i'm eric shawn. his, arthel. arthel: i'm arthel neville. judge barrett was long considered the front-runner after making the short list to replace justice anthony kennedy who retired in 2018. last night at a rally in virginia the president underscored the sig tans of this upcoming announcement. president trump: they say the biggest thing you can do is the appointment of judges, especially the appointment of supreme occur justices. that is the single biggest thing a president can do. [applause] because it sets the tone of the country for 40 years, 50 years a long time. so we'll be announcing somebody freight great. arthel: we have team fox coverage. congressional correspondent chad pergram is on capitol hill. first we go to chief white house correspondent john roberts on the north lawn. hey, john. reporter: this announcement the
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president will make this afternoon, i will eat my hat if it is not amy coney barrett. not only appointing a associate justice to the supreme court, idealogically going to flip a seat. the president met earlier this seat on monday with amy coney barrett. the second time the two met, as you point out she was a finalist for the kennedy seat when he stepped down. i'm told by sources close to the white house the president has really been high on barrett since her 2017 confirmation to the 7th circuit court of appeals. the president thought she showed toughness in a tough confirmmation hearing particularly when her religious affiliation what she would think, how would apply that to the court was really called into question by dianne feinstein. the announcement is made, the clock will start ticking toward her confirmmation. there will be a short period of time to get it done, just 38 days until the election. if history is a guide, that should be plenty of time to get her through.
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the hearings will begin on 12th of october. according to the senate rules, the committee has to hold the nomination for a week. it will take a couple days to put the nomination to a vote in the full senate. they are expecting if things do not get derailed by the democrats a, full vote with be likely october 28th, which would leave a number of days before the election. in newport news, the president said it should be possible getting it done but not ruling out the possibility that the final confirmation vote might not come until after the election. listen here. president trump: but you know it is an amazing thing because the democrats saying it is the end of a term, we have a lot of time left. think of this. if were them don't forget we don't have to do it by the election but really should be able. that would be a great thing. reporter: mentioned a couple moments ago some democrats have been critical of amy coney
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barrett's religious beliefs, a strategy that could potentially backfire. others are focusing on policy including the possibility that barrett could vote to overattorney roe v. wade and strike down obama care if she is able to participate a all important hearing at supreme court about the aca. here is is dick during bin. >> end of affordable care act is end of protections we have granted today and could lose tomorrow. there appears to be a determination to get this done in a hurry. reporter: religious beliefs angle, you heard she is a member of a group called people of praise which used toe up until the december of 2018 refer to members as hand maids. that evokes the distopian word of the novel and tv show "the
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handmaid's tale." atwood doesn't know if people of praise was an influence of her book. it would seem, arthel people are making the connection because it is convenient way to attack her. arthel: well, i told you, john roberts i would have suggested adding hot sauce, i don't think you need the tabasco because you don't have to eat your hat on this one. john roberts thank you. eric. eric? for sure. let's see what happens later on this afternoon. reaction from republicans, expect pros. democrats heard it anger and condemnation. congressional correspondent chad pergram is on capitol hill. what is the latest reaction you're hearing the clock is ticking to the official announcement a few hours from now. reporter: republicans are saying full speed ahead. democrats are saying tap the brakes, it is too close to the election but senate majority leader mitch mcconnell is depending the pace. >> many supreme court vacancies
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have been dealt with in a shorter time frame. reporter: the senate's familiar with amy coney barrett. it confirmed her three years ago for the federal bench in illinois with little democratic support. listen. >> i think whatever a religion is, it has its own dogma. the dogma lives loudly within you. >> i don't buy this robot approach that, just so easy, you push the law and facts on one side and opinion comes out the other side. reporter: supreme court hearings can devolve into a spectacle. consider the hearing with justice clarence thomas in 1991 after professor anita hill made sexual harrassment allegations and charges leveled against brett kavanaugh two years ago. another factor is vice precedent kamala harris. she interrupted chairman chuck grassley in his statement,
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making parliamentary motions. sometimes there are hiccups, we think about george w. bush's nominee, harriet miers had to withdraw. robert bork in 1987. he was defeated on the senate floor any hiccup could side track the aggressive timetable. back to you. eric: chad, thanks so much. arthel. arthel: let's look what a potential barrett confirmation would mean for critical past rulings like roe versus wade and affordable care act. jeff berman a supreme court reporter for "the wall street journal." jumping right in, it seems a foregone conclusion that amy coney barrett i will be the president's nominee. once confirmed what would a justice barrett mean for the affordable care act, obamacare and for women's reproductive acts, rights i should say, roe v. wade? because that could be on the line. >> sure. thanks, arthel. one way to think of judge
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barrett look at her mentor justice scalia. to the degree justice scalia applied specific approach interpreting the law, interpreting the constitution, judge barrett has endorsed it, follows it, elaborates on it. so i think that is the sort of a starting point to see. the affordable care act, what is on the line at the supreme court right now whether it stands or falls based on whether the elimination of a tax penalty makes it unconstitutional. we can expect that judge barrett will look very closely at the statutory definition of a tax. in other words, right now the affordable care act could in fact be struck down if the court agrees with the lower court without overruling the prior decision in 2012 or so which upheld it as a tax. they would say it is no longer a tax. therefore the law itself is unconstitutional. that is a pathway to strike down the law, at least parts of it to exist right now. in terms of roe v. wade and
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cases that have affirmed it since then, a lot depends on how judge barrett would look at the concept of precedent and stare decisis. in other words, the principle that the courts stand by decisions even if they would have reached the decision differently, because stability is important in the law. the law shouldn't look like something that changes every time you get a new judge that has a different opinion than the prior judge did. arthel: listen, the supreme court justices are the ultimate devotees of the law if you will. they're not led by personal feelings or teachings or beliefs. this is no reflection on judge barrett but a question of the process. has it tainted the legal productivity of the highest court in the land? >> i would bet all eight current justices are not happy seeing their institution become a pure political football. it is a pure power issue between the republicans and the democrats. the republicans have the power right now but they could lose it
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in a few weeks, so the democrats feel it is unfair that they're going to make a extremely consequential decision before then. both sides are really treating the court as a being on one team or another and the justices prefer to be seen somewhat differently. they don't like their institution viewed as just another house of congress, which in fact the houses of congress seem to be treating them. this isn't good for the supreme court. i haven't heard anybody on the left or the right who is involved in the legal profession say this particular speck at that kel is a great thing for the supreme court even if they are happy about amy coney barrett herself as a nominee, having appointment outside the political scrum would be much preferable for the judiciary. arthel: if speculation crosses over to actuality with the outcome of presidential election is contested, make its way before the supreme court should
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justice barrett recuse herself from the case? either way what would her argument or position signal to the american people? >> well no one can force a supreme court justice to recuse. they have to make that decision themselves. there is nothing that in the judicial codes of conduct that i'm aware of you have to recuse yourself because the president who appointed you has a stake in the outcome. you might recall just a few months ago justices appointed by president trump voted against him to allow a subpoena by new york grand jury to be potentially enforced against him. years ago nixon appointees voted against president nixon in the watergate case. no, i don't think there is anything that requires her to recuse. there will be a lot of scrutiny to see what she does and what she writes. if it looks like something that accords with, you know, a fair reading of the law, she will certainly be unscrutiny, we know history will be looking carefully what she does. arthel: i got 20 seconds left,
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jess, is there a moral argument waiting to fill the vacancy left by ruth bader ginsburg? >> i don't think that is a question of morality. this is a question of the political environment and what the, what they call the norms or the customs are. maybe in a different time period the customs would have been viewed as, we have to wait because there is an election but a lot of those customs have gone out the window or been reconsidered in the past several years. so i don't think this is a moral question. i think it's a political one and one of decorum. you know, we're seeing what is happening. history is philosophy teaching by example -- once said. arthel: got to leave it there. jess braven, thank you very much. eric, a little fun factoid for you, judge barrett and i eric, we went to the same high school in new orleans, st. mari's dominican. there you go. eric: would you, you would ask
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her about the fight song if you were on the judiciary committee? arthel: perhaps. eric: thank you, arthel. well, turning to another serious issue, protests they continue in louisville, kentucky, after the grand jury decision in the breonna taylor case. that charged just one of three officers involved and not for shooting miss taylor. the family is calling on the state attorney general to release the grand jury transcripts to show more about the proceedings, how the decision was reached. they're also calling on the police to release the body cam footage. bryan llenas in louisville with the latest on this disturbing case. reporter: you're looking at downtown louisville. this would be the fourth night of protesting tonight ever since the grand jury decision, it is really, really quiet. vehicles are blocking parts, you know, cars entering this area of downtown. this has been the scene since the decision was made or made public on wednesday.
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23 arrests last night. that is relatively quiet. most of those were for violating the curfew. the first night of protests saw more than 120 arrests in louisville. breonna taylor's family yesterday reacting for the first time to the grand jury's decision not to indict the three police officers for the killing of breonna taylor. it was an emotional, emotional press conference. bianca austin, breonna taylor's aunt, speaking really remarks from taylor's mother tamika pal mare, in attendance at the press conference. they said the decision from the grand jury and attorney general cameron that the legal system failed them around reassured them, everything they had believed in the system not being fair was true. quote the system as a whole has failed breonna. here is a little bit more about what the family said. >> i hope you never have to know
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the pain of knowing your child is in need and help and you're not able to give them. i hope you never hear the sounds of seeing someone cry and beg for your child to get help and she never receives help. those cries was ignored. reporter: breonna taylor's family asking for all the evidence to be released. the police files, the police camera, body camera footage and the transcripts, secret transcripts from the grand jury deliberations because they believe, they want to know how cameron argued this and how this was spoken about in the grand jury. they have no faith that it was done in the proper way. so the family believes that the fbi can still, is still investigating this separately. they have hope that the fbi will bring their own separate charges. meanwhile there is new video that was released, body camera footage just after the shooting of breonna taylor's department,
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where you see officer jonathan mattingly who was shot in the leg by breonna taylor's boyfriend, kenneth walker, you see officers moving him to the back of a truck and bringing him to safety. mattingly through his lawyer says they are looking to see for defamation, file civil lawsuits against those who pour raid him as a murderer, when he said all along this, he was shooting in the act of self-defense. eric, quick update yesterday, the shooter, the man accused of shooting two louisville police officers during the protest pleaded not guilty and both of those officers are recovering and are expected to be okay. eric? eric: brian, our prayers are with those officers. thank you. arthel? arthel: meanwhile anger and frustration over that grand jury decision also sparking protests across the country n atlanta at least 18 people were arrested yesterday, following a march near a police station. while most of the protests were
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peaceful in observing land things turned violent after demonstrators threw bottles and other objects at officers. several people were arrested. in boston the demonstration remained largely peaceful and in new york city hundreds of people staged a sit-in on the brooklyn bridge, blocking traffic in and out of manhattan over an hour before they dispersed. more marchs and counterprotests are planned for the weekend. ahead more on the apparent choice of judge barrett a former top senate lawyer who took part in the confirmation hearings for two current supreme court justices will tell us what judge barrett say when president trump's pick steps under the lights ever the senate judiciary committee. ♪ is that net carbs or total?... eh, not enough fiber... chocolate would be good... snacking should be sweet and simple.
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♪ arthel: breonna taylor's family venting their anger against kentucky's attorney general after a grand jury indicted only one of three officers in the police drug raid that led to her shooting death in march. the charge for want ton endangerment. lucas albach. a reporter from "the louisville courier" journal.
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he has been a reporter from the start. he is joining me now. breonna taylor's wants to see the arguments and see the recommendation that attorney general daniel cameron recommended to the grand jury. the attorney, benjamin crump is questioning whether all the evidence was presented in this case. what is preventing attorney general cameron releasing the grand jury transcripts. >> thanks for having me on. attorney general cameron cited on going investigations this is not the only investigation into the case. the fbi is doing its own investigation. more focus how the warrant was acquired, controversial no-knock warrant was used, the fbi is still investigating that. the louisville police department is doing its own internal review of, whether department policies were violated at any point. several officers are still on administrative reassignment. so that is what daniel cameron
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the attorney general, cited in his wednesday press conference. now the kentucky governor, andy beshear. he was attorney general last year before he was elected governor. he said he doesn't see any reason at this point why most of this evidence would not be available to be revealed. louisville mayor greg fisher who faced a lot of fire is calling on him to release the information. but attorney general daniel cameron cited on going investigations why he wants to keep what evidence was presented sort of under wraps. arthel: so, lucas, bear with me here. i want to look at part of the kentucky rules of criminal procedure, see credit sy of proceedings disclosure, it says, quote, subject to the right of a person indicted to procure a transcript or recording as provided by rule 5.016 and subject to the authority of the court at anytime to direct otherwise, all persons present during any part of the proceedings of a grand jury
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shall keep its proceedings and the testimony given before it secret, except, that counsel may divulge such information as may be necessary in preparing for the case for trial or other disposition. so the question is, lucas, you've got some legal experts you already mentioned two, there in kentucky, who argue that the prosecutor could reveal his own recommendations. so if mr. cameron does not release the records at this time, could that suggest that he is covering up for the officers involved? could it be claims of systemic racism and unjust justice system? and frankly get in the way of efforts to mend the relationship and rebuild trust between the police department and the black community? >> that is an argument that a lot of people have made. daniel cameron was endorsed by the police, the police union before the elections. he was, has said that he is,
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during the election process he said, he was a police supporter and would work hard. so he has kind of before all this happened he had kind of painted himself in a corner as someone who supports the police, as someone who have the police's back. those are the kind of things working against him right now in terms of the public perception. this whole thing has taken such a life of its own. there is so much anger in louisville, there is so much of a call for these three officers who fired weapons last night to face charges, be brought up against the justice system, that there is such a call for that, that people are not going to go home. they have said they're not going to go home until that happens. so it's a very tough case. just more information. daniel cameron, the attorney general did not reveal, he didn't say whether or not the grand jury was presented with facts about whether they would
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consider charges against two of the officers, cosgrove and mattingly, or whether weighed charges against one, brett hankinson firing bullets that went into another department that put other lives at danger? that is, he is facing a lost heat -- a lot of heat right now. arthel: people are angry and frustrated as they are making that known. let me read a partial statement from a spokesperson for mr. cameron. it says in part, attorney general cameron is committed to doing everything he can to insure the integrity of the prosecution before him and continuing fulfilling his ethical obligations both as a prosecutor and as a partner in the ongoing federal investigation. so wrapping up, with you, lucas, if mr. cameron releases the grand jury transcripts even months from now, does that give the taylor family legal recourse or legal closure?
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>> well, closure in this case is going to be difficult. they have already reached a settlement, a 12 million-dollar settlement that included a lot of police reforms in louisville. no-knock warrants like the one used that night have been banned already by metro council. there is a law or a proposal to ban them in kentucky as well. that will be heard about it kentucky legislature at some point but closure will be very difficult in this case. it is going to be, especially if these officers are not charged which it doesn't appear based on the grand jury's, you know, findings that they will be, but, closure in this case is going to be very difficult to come by and there are a lot of people in louisville and a lot of people who come to louisville are extremely invested in this case and extremely invested in continuing to put heat on these officials. so you know, you mentioned maybe months down the line t will be a while i feel like for louisville comes out of this thing, before there is any kind of closure in
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this case, you know. wednesday's announcement was kind of the end of one chapter and start of the next. so we will be watching it closely out here. arthel: all right. lucas, thank you very much for your time with us today. >> thank you for having me on. arthel: absolutely. eric? eric: arthel, she apparently loaded up the minivan with her husband and kids in south bend, indiana, not to go to walmart, but the first leg of the trip to the white house. with just hours from now judge amy coney barrett is widely expected to be president trump's new nominee. we will preview the political fight ahead at the hearings. what will that be like. ♪ a live bookkeeper is helping
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take my faith seriously and i'm a faithful catholic, i am, although i would stress that my personal church affiliation or my religious belief would not bear on the discharge of my duties as a judge. eric: that was appeals court amy coney barrett fending off concern from senator dianne feinstein about her faith, catholicism. that could affect her judicial decisions. as you saw the judge pushed back. barrett is expected to be nominated to the supreme court less than three hours from now. amid growing concerns among some liberals over those conservative religious beliefs. we will hear more when she sits behind the witness table at the senate judiciary committee confirmation hearings expected to start within weeks. what can we expect? former chief nominations counsel to that committee, played a role in confirmation of two supreme court justices. greg, you know the process from the inside. in 2016 in an interview with the judge she said the hearings have become more contentious than
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ever. what do you think she will be hit with? >> the hearings have become tougher and tougher over the last few decades. it used to be a he have simple process to get confirmed in the senate. it took a few days. there were no hearings at all. now hearings go on for four-days. they're a grueling process. the nominee can face all sorts of inquiries into her personal values and her personal history. her jurisprudence views and senators will use a opportunity to make a case directly to the american people what courts should do in our system. both parties have very different views. as you know, in that clip, judge barrett has already been through one rough hearing this will be another one on a bigger stage with more people watching. eric: we hear, do you think, more about her judicial temperment, all the us about words, views on the law or some of her personal views, being conservative? she has been member of people of praise. notre dame law school. she was a member of the life,
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faculty for life was actual name of it. what do you think will take precedence over certainly from the democratic side their questioning? >> yeah. i'm sure democrats are debating that right now. it is my personal view having done this that going after nominees, as individuals for their personal characteristics, particularly things as intimate and deeply held as faith is almost always a mistake and i think that judge barrett is just a sympathetic, likeable person. she conducts herself with poise in those last hearings. i think democrats will make a mistake to do that even though it might thrill elements of their base. there is plenty. go ahead. eric: i'm sorry to interrupt. here she is is we have a clip of her talking about antonin scalia
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who she clerked for. we don't have that. my apologies for that. you talked about how she will hander herself. we've seen fireworks in the past. show you two clips. judge clarence thomas and brett kavanaugh. >> i will not provide the rope for my only muching or for further humiliation. i am not going to engage in discussions nor will i submit to roving questions of what goes on in the most intimate parts of my private life. or the sanctity of my bedroom. eric: you remember those. you remember the high-tech lynching. you remember those nuggets, for example. what does she have to do, not to do that or perhaps something that would be memorable? >> no, i think it is, the hearing, we have this odd process where we don't hear from
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judicial nominees, they don't speak to the media. they appear at the announcement. then they're kind of behind closed doors. so the hearing which will come after weeks of meeting privately with senators, the hearing is really the nominee's chance to introduce herself to the american people. i think she will be mindful of that. i think she is reflecting right now on her values and how she with wishes to present them. you will see her, i think speak in compelling terms about, her faith as well as she will probably touch on. it is clearly, her values animated her. she has a large family. she adopted children. she has a very, very compelling, moving personal story. i think she will take the opportunity to speak about herself and also to talk about her juries prudential views. one of the reason she was front-runner, so many legal conservatives was so enthusiastic on this choice, she reflected deeply on original
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theory, written a lot. now she has been a judge three years demonstrating how she approaches judging. i'm sure she will welcome the opportunity to discuss in length her life's work and her academic passions. eric: she has been critical of the affordable care act. those hearings on that, argument on that comes up on november 10th. she also backed the indiana law that banned abortions based on sex or disability of the fetus. you think that she will be drilled by the democrats on that? >> oh, absolutely. she will be questioned on these things. her legal decisions are really rock solid and i think she can explain them very well in context. i think there will be, there is always frankly, from both sides a lot of alarmism when a nominee from the other party is up and democrats will push some alarmism on hot-button issues from health care to abortion. she will have to explain her legal views but, you know, i think one thing that is interesting about her is in her
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writings not, this is not true of all originalists, in her writings she demonstrated some real respect for long-standing precedents of the court and has kind of a nuanced view when things should be overturned. she will look forward to discussing that as well. typically the alarmist concerns about new nominees fall short. justices always surprise us once they have the lifetime appointment to the court. that job security. that may happen again. so hopefully we all take a deep breath and talk through this as sanely as possible during a really hot election season. eric: it is going to be something when those hearings start. we'll see the clock is ticking for the official announcement. gregg has gone through this several times. gregg, thank you for your insight today. >> thank you. ♪. arthel: shortly after announcing his pick for the supreme court today president trump will return to battleground pennsylvania for a campaign rally.
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the president won the state in 2016 but the latest "fox news polls" show democratic nominee joe biden with a bit of an edge. kristin fisher is live in middletown, pennsylvania. kristin in my book you always have the edge. reporter: hey, arthel. there are thousands of people lined up to get in to night's rally. president trump is set to begin speaking here, just 2 1/2 hours after he formally announces his third nominee to the supreme court. so this event tonight is really going to be a celebration of that for him and for his supporters and a chance for him to begin making the case that she should be confirmed before election day. now this is president trump's third rally in pennsylvania this month. his second just this week. all of these ramlies have been outside but each time the thousands of supporters that turn out to see him are standing shoulder to shoulder. many of them are not wearing masks. the state's democratic governor tom wolf calling these kinds of
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rallies unsafe and asked pennsylvanians to think twice before coming here tonight. the governor said yesterday, quote, to hold this event is not just misguided, it is dangerous and it is manipulative and it is wrong. i would ask for the president for once to put health of his constituents ahead of his own political fortunes. as you were saying arthel, the race in the critical battleground state seems to be favoring joe biden. according to the latest "fox news poll," the former gp is ahead by likely voters by a solid seven points, 51-44. this is a state president trump proved he can win. he won it in 2016 by slimmest of margins, .7%. he was the first republican to do that since 1988. if you ask the trump campaign, arthel, they will tell you that they believe he can do it again despite what the recent polls say. arthel? arthel: kristin fisher, thank you. meanwhile advocacy groups in one state are fighting to make sure rural voters can ballots with
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suggests one ballot box per 15, 20,000 voters. clearly some counties in ohio there is one dropbox is enough. keep in mind one dropbox per county is really a burden for people of disabilities, seniors who don't drive. using public transit. so you know, many challenges in cleveland specifically, you know, the suburbs or exurbs it might be a 40-minute drive one way. that is without traffic. but rural areas too. butler county near cincinnati had about 300 ballots that were delivered late. postmarked on time for the primary but delivered late, therefore not counted. the dropbox is easily for some communities there a 40 minute drive one way. so this is a problem. eric: yeah.
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you know, the voting supporters say that ballot boxes are security, for the president he thinks there could be fraud. the secretary of state said there could be disruption and confusion if you put more ballot boxes out there. do you buy that argument? >> i don't. think, for example, a lot of the ballot boxes are hard to get to. the one in cuyahoga county, there is lines to drive in to the lot. i actually think having more dropboxes where people live in the community, perhaps a library or city hall that is, you know, not in the county seat, that would be easier for folks because they're going to see them. in terms of security, you know, we've had absentee voting for 20 years in ohio. a voter has to prove who they are first to get the ballot and then second, for that ballot to count. it's a very secure system. it would be very difficult to steal votes in ohio by the way
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our absentee system is set up. eric: there have been cases. i covered the case of louise richardson, a poll worker charged with voting eight times including for her sister who had been in a coma for years. miss richardson pled no contest back in 2015. what also, there is a report that some woman was caught by the board of elections officials in cuyahoga county, stuffing a ballot box with 100 ballots? what happened to that? >> right. so here's the thing, the ballot boxes, you have 24 hour surveillance which helps significantly. but just because someone put as whole bunch of ballots in there doesn't mean they're going to get counted. the person needs to know the full birthday, social secured, sorry their social security number. they have to sign it. you know, so it is actually, a lot of people attempt, a lot of people could attempt to vote
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more than once but that doesn't mean they're going to count. i think that is the piece we forget. it is smithing a ballot doesn't mean that ballot will count. in ohio when we catch those, we prosecute those that attempt to do that. eric: ones in caught in ohio i reported on. that is why we need to insist on the credibility and integrity of our electoral system. jennifer miller, league of women voters in ohio. we'll talk to you again. thanks for joining us. >> thank you, so much, eric. eric: of course. arthel. arthel: eric, florida governor ron desantis lifting some coronavirus restrictions and getting some pushback in return. details what he is doing up next ♪. age is just a number.
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♪ florida governor ron allowing full capacity and restaurants and other businesses while also scrapping penalties for people who don't wear masks practice social distancing. go to charles if in atlanta with reaction to the governor's decision. >> at the very least, the governor is taking criticism from the florida democratic party. the state party rizzo
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criticizing him for restricting local governments from taking evidence-based measures to protect their communities. the governor's executive order now allows businesses including restaurants, bars and nightclubs to operate full capacity with limited social distancing restrictions. >> restaurants operate will not allow closures, they can operate a minimum of 50% are those of local rules. if the local restricts 50 to 100, the got to provide the justification and identify what costs are involved in doing th that. i think that is important. >> the governor's order also restricts at least 25 counties with mask mandates from imposing fines on people who violate local coronavirus mitigation
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efforts. arthel. arthel: minnesota has abruptly ended his door to go covid survey, why is that? >> the cdc says abruptly ended the program after a number of team members were verbally abused and intimidated. they were part of a program meant to help figure out how covid-19 is spread in minnesota. officials say several people of color who were members of those teams met with racial slurs and other incidences, teens were followed around, threatened. public health officials are telling people the virus -. arthel: thank you. got to go. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪
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♪ welcome to the special edition of the journal editorial as we wait for terms announcement of the replacement of ruth bader ginsburg on the supreme court. multiple sources have said he's settled on amy coney barrett is expected to announce her nomination two hours from now the white house. setting the stage for a confirmation on capitol hill. director of the center for constitutional studies, publisher of the cato supreme court review. his new book, sup


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