CNN’s Jim Acosta didn’t let Chad Wolfe avoid answering if he believes Biden won the 2020 election.
Acosta asked Wolfe if he agreed that Biden had won a fair election in 2020.
Wolf didn’t answer.
Acosta asked again, “Do you think there was election fraud?”
“I think there is a lot of election fraud, illegality and fraud.
Acosta asked Wolfe, “But is it enough to change the outcome of the 2020 election? Are you an election naysayer?”
Wolf tried to change the subject to election fraud. All sorts of — I don’t want to simply bypass it was a little or a lot. I don’t think it’s okay because there was a little fraud. I think that is very important. ”
Jim Acosta asked the direct question, “Who won the 2020 election?”
Wolfe gave the standard Trump world no answer. “Obviously Joe Biden is president. I just answered your question.”
Acosta: “He’s clearly the president.”
Jim Acosta said of this analysis: Do you think he won the election fair and square? ” Wolf went back to claiming fraud. Let me answer in two parts. One, Joe Biden is president. Second, 2020 saw a number of fraudulent, illegal and fraudulent activities. Again, I don’t have all the evidence for that. I’m sure there have been many reports…
A CNN host responded, “You sound like a conspiracy theorist and election naysayer.”
The entire exchange lasted nearly three minutes, which in cable news parlance is an eternity. Jim Acosta didn’t let Chad Wolfe escape. It is important for journalists not to allow those who deny Trump’s election to tread on such fundamental issues to democracy.
Part of maintaining a democracy is accepting election results as legitimate.
Republicans like Chad Wolfe who refuse to accept the election results are not just appeasing Trump. They are poisoning American democracy.
Mr. Easley is Editor-in-Chief. He is also a White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy with a specialization in the social reform movement.
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