MSNBC Guest Dramatically Claims Her Texas Primary Vote Was Suppressed but Buries the Lede

Texas became the first state to effectively test their new election integrity laws on Tuesday as voters headed to the polls for primaries. Despite the caterwauling from the progressive left, the testing ground for election integrity produced some very interesting and positive results.


RedState’s Brad Slager reports:

The Texas primary shows a couple of results that the press has little interest in addressing. In no fewer than three primary races for the House, we see Hispanic names rising to the top, and more were found in the state races, such as Janie Lopez in House District 37. These are good signs of minority emergence continuing in the elections, but it is a bad sign for media messaging, so the reporting on this becomes notably muted

It was a great day for democracy, but one MSNBC guest was convinced she had suffered the dreaded Voter Suppression™ and joined host Zerlina Maxwell to tell her tale of woe.

Maxwell began her segment by worrying about the number of ballots that had already been rejected in some Texas areas. She seems to think this is a result of foul play, instead of the intended result, which is to prevent ineligible votes from being cast and counted. What she sees as a disaster is actually the point, and a great success so far.

She was joined by Texas journalist Richelle Carey, who was Very Concerned™ after her vote was rejected in the Tuesday primaries.


I was curious to find out the details. I’ve been doing this job long enough to know there’s always more to the story. The interview began with the Texas journalist expressing confusion and shock that she wasn’t “allowed” to vote. Her registration had been mysteriously canceled, even though she’d voted regularly via absentee ballot when she lived abroad in the Middle East.

“I’ve voted in various states [I’ve lived in]…and most recently even when I was living out of the country.”

It takes until nearly the end of the segment to pull up on the truth in this interview. Ms. Carey had not realized that after her return from an overseas residency, she would be expected to re-register as a Texas-based voter prior to casting a vote in any election. What seems strange about that isn’t that voters are expected to re-confirm their state residency and voting status once they return home, but that it hasn’t been the law in Texas all along.

It only makes sense. I’ve lived in six states over the years and whenever I have moved I’ve been required to update my voter registration and change my residency information. How else are voter rolls supposed to stay updated? Why wouldn’t we expect the same thing from someone moving home from another country?


Ms. Carey certainly buried the lede here. As Brad Slager pointed out, the results of the primary don’t really fit into the “Jim Crow on steroids” narrative the President and his cheerleaders in the media have been touting for the last year. Naturally, they left all that out. Now they must cling to ignorance of the law as their narrative and hope people will only read the headline and not stick around to find out that Carey and everyone else can vote just fine if they just update their address like an adult.

The only people suppressing her vote is her.


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