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would not consider himself a moderate and he is a progressive and so there is differences and the person who wins on the republican side, and mitch mcconnell is holding his breath, because they want to keep it in the gop hands. >> thank you both so much, as we continue to watch the crucial results in ohio. thank you for watching, and "ac360" starts right now. good evening, these are live protests in washington after a leaked draft opinion from the supreme court said that they may be willing to reshape the abortion decision in this country and so much more. and i'm john berman and we are going to begin with the shocked news that broke 24 hours ago and the question what now? before trying to answer that question which we will attempt over the next hour, but what we do know is that a leaked opinion
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printed by politico, a group of justices are willing to strikedown roe v. wade or at least when the draft was written, and the majority draft in which samuel alito calls this egregiously wrong from the start, and today we have seen the fallout from the words. >> if this decision holds, it is quite a radical decision. does it mean that in florida they can decide they will pass a law saying that same-sex marriage is not permissible? it is against the law in florida? so it is a fundamental shift in american jurisprudence. >> and so the democrats worry about abortion rights but what a decision could mean by other court decision including same-sex marriage, and republicans and democrats today sparring over which is more worrisome, the possible decision or the leak itself.
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>> the republican-appointed justices recorded votes to overturn roe v. wade is going to go down as an abomination, one of the worst most damning decisions in modern history. >> do you take credit for abortion rights to go away for millions of people in the country today? >> i think that the story today is an effort by someone on the inside to discredit the institution of the senate. >> really? you think that the whole issue is about a leak? this is about five extremist justices on the united states supreme court. >> so one republican susan collins is on the defensive after that draft leak mostly because two conservative justices neil gorsuch and brett kavanaugh who joined the majority to draft this opinion told senator collins that they would not do what apparently they just did.
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>> neil gorsuch for whom you voted is probably going to vote to overturn roe v. wade if given the chance? >> i actually don't. i don't believe that brett kavanaugh is going to overturn that roe had been reaffirmed 19 years later by planned parenthood versus casey and itt is present upon present and he said that it should be extremely rare that it be obvious turned, and it should be an example -- >> you have obviously full confidence. >> i do. >> senator susan collins to night could be wrong on two counts. she did offer this statement, if this leaked draft opinion is the final decision and this reporting is accurate, it would be completely inconsistent with what justice gorsuch and justice kavanaugh said in our meetings in my office. as chief justice roberts said, this is not the final decision and we do not know what that is norplications will
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be, and we do know what the fallout will be with the decision just less than six months away, and we know that paula creamer was up at the court, and what does that mean for the chief justice? >> john, the chief justice has called this leak an egregious breach of trust and he is asking for the marshall to investigate. if it turns out the theft or a hack, this is likely to be a political issue and not necessarily a criminal matter, but this extraordinary leak has given us incredible insight into the process that the justices go through when deciding these cases. for example, sources tell cnn that the chief justice was not willing to overturn roe and likely would dissent from this draft opinion by alito would side with the liberal justices though he was willing to uphold
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the mississippi law at the center of this case which bans abortions after 15 weeks. now, in his statement, the chief justice also spoke to potential motivation for this leak. he said if the intention here was to try to undermine the integrity of the court, it will not succeed. the court's work will not be impacted be think leak. >> how rare, paula, is it for a leak like this to occur? >> look, any reporter who covers this supreme court can tell you that the building behind me can keep some secrets and this is an extraordinary breach of the code of silence around the supreme court and especially for decisions before they are ultimately published. so, the court has confirmed the authenticity of the draft, but they insist that it is not the final decision on these issues, but that has done little to quell the backlash, and you can hear the protesters behind me, and more protests scheduled throughout the week, and you have more in addition to the fallout on capitol hill, and
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this issue going to dominate through the midterms and beyond. >> what comes next? >> so the big question now, john, is whether any of the justices have changed their votes or if the contours of the opinion have changed. we likely won't know that until late next month when the final opinion is published, but while we await the answers to the critical questions of abortion rights recognized by the courts, the people will continue to ask who leaked this and why. but right now, all we have on those two questions is speculation and no answers. >> paula reid, thank you very much for that. so for some elected officials, the court's drafted opinion on the drafted rights is not nearly pit political but it is on one they had to make themselves once, and some shared stories of terminating pregnancies including corey bush who spoke about being raped at the age of
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17. >> choosing to have an abortion was the hardest decision that i ever made, but at 18 years old i knew it was right for me, and freeing knowing that i had options and even still, it took long for me to feel like me again until recently when i decided to give this speech, to all of the black women and girls who have had abortions and will have abortions, we have nothing to be ashame of, and as that nurse or that pastor and as that activist and that single mom and that congresswoman who testified in the summer of 1994 that i was raped and i became pregnant and i chose to have an abortion. >> and just before, i spoke with the congresswoman about the testimony and the potential ramifications. congresswoman bush, thank you for joining us, and this is obviously incredibly personal for you, and how has your own
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experience influenced you how you viewed the news in the last 24 hours? >> it was a gut punch, because i was not expecting to hear anything yesterday evening, and wasn't expecting, you know, for this draft opinion to be leaked. but just to know now that like where this is -- like to know for sure where this is headed, i'm thinking about the 36 million women that this will affect, those -- especially those when we talk about those who is most directly impacted the most, and we are talking about black and brown and indigenous, and the lgbtqia community members and i'm broken about this, because i remember -- i didn't know that there was a world when i was 18, and i went through this when i was 17 and then 18 when i actually made the decision.
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i didn't know that there was a world where the option wasn't available. >> look. if what happened to you when you were 17 and then 18 happens to a girl in missouri in two months, if "roe versus wade" is over turned, what recourse will she have? >> exactly. so that is for us to -- that is why we have to push back right now, because we know that the barriers to health care services, you know, finding health care is one thing, and then finding the child care and finding time off of work and navigating the transportation, and thinking of people having to travel. i worked in a community-based health center and we had to make sure that people had bus passes to get around within the city, and now we are talking about people having to have lodging and traveling hundreds of miles
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to be able to have this health care procedure that should be their right, and health care is a human right. you know, i think about what would have happened if i had not had that ability to have an abortion, what would have happened to me, and what would have happened to that child. john, i was not in the mental or the financial position or the emotional position to take care of a child, and i think about those who will walk into this now. >> and if it had been illegal in the state that you were, what do you think that you would have done? >> you know, i don't know. because i never had to think about it. but that is what we are forcing people right now to think about it. someone is pregnant right now, and someone just found out that they are pregnant and they have to make a quick decision and being able to take some time, and this is a such a huge decision that people need time, and we are taking time away from them, and they know that they
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have to figure out what they have to do because this decision may be written most likely going to be written and this is going to take us back to knowing that the leading cause of death for black women in the years before roe before 1973 was septic, and having birthing people are three times and four times more likely to die in birthing children in this country. so we are pushing people into a more dangerous situation with these forced pregnancies. >> and i know that you support abolishing the senate filibustering and codifying roe and so both senator manchin and sinema are in support of that, and so how do you see that to get that done?
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>> we would love to see the president put his weight behind it, and this is his presidency, and his time, and he should come out to abolish the filibuster, and show up in the senate, and work with the caucus, and get every vote to pass this, and like the presidency has weight, and show up. you know, because we need to pass this, and yes, it failed in the senate before, and the women's health protection act, and yes, it failed before but we need to pass it. so we have to come at this for multiple ways, and let me say this, too, as far as the president and everyone and all of us, and everything is on the table, and nothing is too big. this is an emergency, and we are in crisis, and so we need congress and the president and everybody has to do everything that they can right now. secure our rights, secure our freedoms. >> congresswoman cori bush, thank you for your time tonight. >> thank you, john. >> i am joined by congresswoman
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mia love, and democrat wendy davis, former senator from texas, and also jeffrey toobin, a former prosecutor, and senator davis, we heard from you on the program as the news was breaking, and what is going through your mind? >> today is a day of resolve, and you saw that at rallies around the country at 5:00 central time. there were rallies at federal courthouses throughout the country, and it is just the beginning of what i think is going to been a important tipping point in the 2022 election cycle, because everyone that i have talked to in this 24-hour period men and women alike is committed to making sure that we do everything we can to restore this important right, and the conversation in the election is about so much more than advancing a fed cal protection. it is also about preventing the
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opportunity for republicans to advance a federal bill that will actually outlaw abortion in states throughout the country. right now we know that 26 states joined that amicus brief, that filing in the mississippi state, all of which are expressing a desire to terminate abortion rights in their states. that will leave us with less than half of our states providing the care that people need. as congresswoman bush said, it isn't going to be possible for so, so many people, and we are going to see a tremendously disparate impact as a consequence of this. we cannot risk losing the u.s. house. we cannot risk a year in which we do not keep the democrats in power at every level, because if we do, i can assure you that's what is coming. for a lot of people to what
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happened in this country yesterday has woken them up in this country that a right that we have taken for granted for so long, and these republican lawmakers who they have supported and believed will actually never succeed in overturning this right have done so, and it is a wakeup call for all of us. >> congressman love, you agree with the court with this opinion, and this is a decision that you worked with and other republicans in congress, and to what extent do you feel that this is a culmination to your efforts. >> well, it is shocking, and just the leak itself is unprecedented. i don't know why it is leaked. i don't know that it is an attempt to undermine, and we don't know that, and i hope that it comes to light, but there are two extreme bookends here when it comes to the debate on abortion. there is unrestricted abortion
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at any time under any circumstance, and then the other bookend which is no abortion no matter what even in the case of rape, incest and the threat to the mother, and americans are not there, and it is in the middle. it is incredibly personal and individual. and we, and i have felt that as a nation, we should do everything that we can to protect an unborn child, because that is our, that is our potential. i do believe in making sure that there are some cases that we, that it is up to the family, rape, insist, life of the mother, and the government should not be making those decisions, and individuals should be making those decisions, but having this go back to the state, and i feel more comfortable working in my state in utah for a bill that going to be better for utahs, and every other state instead of
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nine supreme court decision that everybody has to live under. >> even though you know that there are some states that have passed laws that would trigger immediately where there are not all of the exceptions that you just called for there. >> and i will tell you that i would fight like hell to make sure that those people are not elected, because especially people making the decision that is so incredibly personal. when a woman unwanted pregnancy, it is traumatizing, and it is incredibly difficult, and what we should be working on, and honestly, this is what is bugging me, and we should give more women more access and more opportunity so they can control their reproductive health, and it is bugging me every time i go to a cvs and you can get the condoms over the counter and you
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can get options over the counter, but not birth control, and so i would like to give women more options to not having to make that decision, and keeping from rape and insist and the life of the mother and still choose to have an abortion, because that is choosing one life over another. >> and jeff, if the court does overturn roe in a couple of months or if they decide to choose this decision, and what kind of real world implications will have to be decided. >> that is what has hit me over the day is if it is the law of the land, it is a new chapter of american law. what are the penalties? let me ask the congresswoman. you think that an abortion is the taking of a life. congresswoman, how many years in prison should a woman get if she, just not a product of the
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rape or the insist, and just unwanted pregnancy and she has a abortion and took a life intentionally, and how many years should she go to prison. >> i am not going to be the judge, juror or executioner, but i am going to do everything that i can to make sure that woman hopefully has all of the resources and all of the information that they need to make informed decisions and i'm going to be incredibly compassionate. >> and you a lawmaker. and you are advocating for prison for that woman. >> i would not put somebody in prison for that. >> i thought you just said she took a life. >> i am not going to put somebody in prison for an unwanted pregnancy, because what i would say that i would do is try to protect life, and i think that we should all be in the business for protecting life, and it does not mean that you to
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take someone else's life away to protect someone else's life. >> and senator davis, i wanted to ask you about the focus on the leak versus the focus on what happens if this is actually the decision. do you think that the focus on the leak is merited? >> clearly mitch mcconnell wants that to be the focus, but the reality here needs to be on 49 years of legislative jurisprudence that has had allowed women the rights to control our future, our destinies and our own bodies by doing that, and with all due respect to the congresswoman, every woman, every person who can give birth should have the right to make this personal decision for themselves. in no situation whether we are talking about at the rape or insist or life of the mother, and whether we are talking about the experience that i had with a
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very much wanted pregnancy that ended in a fatal fetal abnormality or talking about someone who has three children at home and who can barely afford to make ends meet, and making the best decision she can for the children she already has or whether it is a young college woman who was not ready to be pregnant yet, and has a future planned for herself that she wants to fulfill, none of us has the right to stand in the shoes of that person and make that decision for them. that is what is happening with this law, and also with due respect in texas a couple of weeks ago a woman was arrested and indicted for choosing to terminate her pregnancy. that in spite of what congresswoman love would choose to do and that is where the states like texas are head and so many states around this country if we don't do something about it. >> we have the leave it there, and senator davis and
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ocongresswoman love and jeffrey toobin, thank you for the discussion. we will continue our discussion about the court's released draft opinion. and also, we will talk about the number of states that could pass a ban ned reversal of abortions if roe is overturned. and john king is at the wall, and if the former president holds sway. this is still very closese as votes are coming in. stay with us.
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again, we want to show you these images that affect the leak of roe v. wade which could be the start that affect abortion rights. and more than half state, 26 to be exact, could feature abortion bans if the court strikes down roe. i am joined by the president of planned parenthood, and thank
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you for joining us tonight. but i wanted to ask you about the real world implications on women if this decision comes down to way that it could, 26 states could ban abortion at some level, and 13 would happen immediately, and what does it mean for a woman in one of those states? >> well, and i know that you were just talking to wendy davis from texas, and we have already sort of seen what it looks like in a state of texas, and thousands of women have had to cross state lines ironically to go to mississippi and oklahoma and louisiana, and places that in fact, if this opinion comes out as it is written, those states would also become places where it would be impossible to access abortion. and what we have already seen in texas as well is that of course the people who are the most affected are the people who do not have the financial resources to travel across the country, don't have the resources to
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leave their jobs, and leave their kids with someone else. young people, and i know that we were talking about earlier that the young woman 26 years old who not only was indicted in south texas, but put in jail for two days and of course, under texas law, not able to actually ask for help from a friend, a relative, someone from her church or her school, because of the bounty hunter system that is in place in the state of texas that puts all of those people at risk, and so the implications are dire, but one thing that, john, that people are -- i know that you are all begins to get to this is that there are so many worse bills on the books that have not been actually implemented, because roe. texas is a good example where if in fact roe falls, there's a book, there's a bill on the books that would criminalize all people, any person, any doctor, any nurse that helps with an abortion put them in jail,
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potentially for life. we are now going to see the criminalization of health care providers all across this country. i don't think that the american people are ready for that, and it is absolutely not what they want. >> and to be clear, there are 13 states that have these trigger provisions which means that if roe is overturned, the laws go into effect instantly, right? >> that's exactly right. look, john, i think that what we are anticipating here, if in fact this opinion by these five justices on the court goes into effect is that we will see a summer of, you know, a cascading number of states implementing abortion prestrictions creating complete and total chaos, and most people never knew it was in the works, and the thought that five justices would overturn
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precedent of nearly 50 years in the country is unthinkable. i think that what all of us have been, you know, really wrestling with is the cruelty and the harm that is going to be done to women, to young people, to folks who don't really know where to turn, and the thought that the republican party who not only put these justices on the supreme court, and the party who has been passing the abortion bans across the country, it is unthinkable to me that they would want too put women and pregnant people in this position. >> one of the arguments that you hear as well is that there are at least 24 state where is abortion will still be legal, and so why not go there. >> for now. but let's just be real. i mean, i come from the state of texas, and millions and millions of women, and so many women who have never left the state, and the thought of finding a way to get somewhere across the country, because there is
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nowhere nearby to get across the country to find the resource, and take care of children, and many of them already have children, and it is i thinkable. i have heard heartbreaking stories already from women who have tried to terminate a pregnancy in texas, and they have been turned away because they were past the six weeks which is now the law in texas, and these are the women who are now carrying potentially a pregnancy to term that they never intended and they do not want to carry. >> you said something interesting that you said some people didn't think that it was even a possible. have you done a poll to support that most people didn't even think that this would happen? >> yes, more than 70% of people support safe and legal access to abborgor abortion, and we have even polled what happened in texas, and women and men said that well, it cannot happen here. it could never happen here, and
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you are looking now at the number of states in anticipation of the decision have now passed these severe abortion bans, you know, criminalizing health care providers, and all of these are states of course with one thing in common run by republican legislatures and governors and so this is coming to many states in the country as you is shown the map, and this is going to be dozens of states, and i fear that not only is it, are we at risk in the states that have already banned abborg, but if the republicans take control of the united states congress, i believe that the first bill up is going to be and attempt to make an national abortion ban in this country, and again, it is not something that the american people asked for or something that they want, but it is something that the republican party has been focused on for years and years and years and it looks like they are finally going to get their wish.
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also, coming off of the bus, another familiar face, anna, with her 6-month-old. embraced by her brother, one of many family reunions here. she was also seen in the same video as olga leaving mariupol, and the day after stanislav turned 6-months-old, and she is a teacher. >> how do you feel? >> happy and amazing. >> reporter: how did you live two months in the basement with a four-month-old boy? how did you eat? >> now i smile, because i can
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smile finally, because all of these months i was crying everyday, and emotionally, it was very, very difficult. when we didn't have any water for him or food, we took a candle, we heat the water on the candle. >> reporter: the busy world she has emerged into is different for her. >> for me, how do you say? it is the most difficult and most scary, because now, when i -- sorry. >> it is okay. >> emotionally. and now when i have a lot of noise, i have a reflect to hiz myself. >> reporter: what are you going to tell him when he is older? >> i am going to tell him that he is a very, very brave boy. he is very, very calm. he is the best child in the
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world. i can say. he is very well. >> reporter: he is sleeping very, very well. that is all you can ask for. >> yes. >> and also i can say that i don't want him to repeat this story with his child. >> reporter: and yet the terror that they have all witnessed with fear and loathing won't pass quickly. amazing and nick paton walsh is joining me from zaporizhzhia. do you know how they will extract the thousands and thousands of civilians still in mariupol? >> yes, it is clear it is far from easy. john, today it is not to be just that 156 or so. there had been hopes that as the convoy moved through areas where there are thousands of civilian looking for exit, and looking
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breaking news. we are getting new numbers in from the ohio primary races and the polls are closing in the state in the last hour, and one of the biggest races there is for the u.s. senate and this is the first test of the former president's influence over the party for the midterm elections. seven republican candidates are vying to replace retiring rob portman, and jd vance, the
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author of "hillbilly elegy" did get the support of former president trump, and he is up against the tim dolan whose family owns the guardians, and also seven other gop candidates vying to replace retiring senator rob portman. john king is at the magic wall. >> yes, no doubt as we count the walls, will this endorsement help him. he has 10,000 votes over josh mandel, and also matt dolan who is the least trumpian. and matt dolan distinguished himself among the other candidates mike given and also
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jane timken, because he says to put the big lie behind them, and the party has to stop talking about it. and so, trump won by winning all of the small counties, but at the moment, you can see josh mandel winning in those small rural counties and jd vance is winning the others. we are counting the votes as we go, and here is 20% of the vote. so a long way to go in the count. if matt dolan can pull it off, it is going to be interesting, because this is what we will watch. franklin county is the largest population-wise in the county. it has the state capital columbus, and matt dolan is in the state capital, and you would see where the establishment is in and around the capital. and look at the margin in franklin county so far. we are at 12%, and if this margin holds up, he can add some margin and come back. that is columbus. and then his family owns the
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guardians and he is well known in the cleveland area, and this is one of donald trump's weakest counties, and so the suburban colu columbians, like the chamber of commerce republicans, and they are for jd vance, but this is the second largest population-wise, and if matt dolan can keep the margins there, the suburban republicans can help him to be competitive, and then we have no votes from hamilton county, which is the third most populous, and it contains cincinnati, and the retiring base of rob portman who was the congressman and then he went on to be the senator here, and not a trump stronghold, and hamilton county, and we are waiting to see the count there, and at the moment, jd vance is ahead, but you have the very pro trump candidate and the partial trump candidate holding the
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votes, and the most anti-trump candidate holding his own in matt dolan. tim ryan has more than 73% of the votes for the democratic congressman, and cnn has announced that he be the democratic candidate. but they are hoping to get an inexperienced candidate in the republican side, but tim ryan, the democratic congressman will be the candidate. and on the congressman side, this is the interesting one, because looking at the incumbent matt dewine, and will he be whacked forincumbent, but cnn is saying that he will be the incumbent governor to get most of the vote, and so jim renacci said he is the more trumpian republican, and he is getting 25% of the vote, and
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mike dewine will be favored in the favorite to win the republican primary, and even in my own party, people are giving me a kick. >> and so i want to bring in how much insight are we going to get tonight on a value of a donald trump endorsement in republican politics? >> we could get a lot of insight because jd vance was running back in the back. he's now nearly 13,000 votes in the lead here. his lead is growing here as we get more vote in now, more than about 28% of the estimated vote in and he's building that lead. if he can keep that up as these votes come in obviously donald trump is going to claim an immense amount of credit. jd vance is probably going to be eager to share that credit with the former president. and in this moment kicking off a
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month of tests for donald trump in some very high profile races, getting a victory in his column, this on the first tuesday in may will be really important to say to the party, hey, my choice for a candidate still matters. i'm still the guy that you got to come and kiss the ring. i still have the sway and the juice inside this party. >> so, abbey, state senator matt dolan is the only republican candidate in that field really who hasn't gone along with the big lie. he surged over the last week or so in the polls maybe doing better than expected, but, you know, is this a case where the only way he makes an impact nationwide is a win is a win. >> if he performs better than expected it tells us a little bit about what the size of this sort of republican contingent that's not comfort wbl the big lie, maybe they want donald trump to be in the rearview mirror. how big is that contingent in a state like ohio?
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and what does that tell us what might happen in a general election? where do those voters go if they're dissatisfied with the options that really might include a trump candidate or trumpest candidate? so i think that's part of what it tells us, but i also want to say one thing about this, you know, trump endorsement of jd vance and if he were to win tonight, it would also tell us, you know, trump is very fixated on bringing people who used to be critical of him back into the fold. and it would really show that he has the power to kind of rehabilitate people who were staunchly anti-trump. and i think he views that as an incredibly powerful, you know, sign of his strength in the republican party. and i think a jd vance win would only cause him to take a huge victory lap on that front. i think it would also indicate to a lot of people who might have been skeptical of trump in the past that now it's time to come home because if they can
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get his endorsement, they might actually win even if they were critical in the past. >> so, john, the news of the supreme court ruling, the possibility of overturning roe v. wade from this draft opinion, that news is just 24 hours old. it's may. what do you see as the possible impact come november? >> i think the most important answer is we don't know, john. and anyone who says they know is winging it. let me change maps. we're watching the ohio senate primaries play out tonight. so how might if the supreme court decides to wipe away roe v. wade, wipe away planned parenthood versus casey, what are the parents thinking about? another key race is pennsylvania. here's what democrats think. well, maybe young voters traditionally don't vote in mid-term elections. maybe the threat or the law being changed and abortion rights being taken off the books, maybe that motivates
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them. the suburbs were key to joe biden and key to the democrats in 2018. republicans think they can get them back this year because of inflation. the suburban women in philadelphia, for example, who might be ready to vote against joe biden, vote republican do they say no. evangelicals will they be happy and turn out in droves or will suburban women again who might have been republicans in the past who came to it democrats in recent years, do they change. so that's a place we'll watch. one other quick point also remember races for governor all across this country. and if roe v. wade is taken off the books, congress does not step in, you will see in governors races here, here and elsewhere candidates for governor are being forced. do you support a full ban on abortions, 15 weeks, restrictions on abortions, or codifying a full like roe in
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i approve this message, and all these shoes too. all right, this is a live look at some of the protests across the country tonight after the leak of a supreme court draft opinion suggesting the court will move to overturn roe v. wade. the final opinion will be released we think by the end of the court's term. as we mentioned if roe v. wade is reversed it could lead to abortion bans or severe restrictions in 26 states. that analysis from the institute which supports abortion rights. this could mean women seeking to have abortions may have to travel hundreds of mile from their home states with the analysis showing illinois, north carolina and california among the states that could see the biggest jump enout-of-state abortion patients. the court's term usually wraps
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up around the end of june. that leaked opinion was expected today be one of the last ones issued. again, a live look at the protests outside the court and there were others around the country as well. the news continues, so let's hand it over to laura coates in "cnn tonight." >> thank you. that's happening just a few blocks away from our bureau and happening as you mentioned all across the country, and i am laura coates. and this is "cnn tonight." on quite a significant election night, the first multi-state primary night of 2022 which we're monitoring closely, and we're going to have much more on that in just a moment. and there is perhaps no greater evidence of just why elections matter so much more than that sonic boom that's still reverbbrating across the country. protests continuing tonight outside the supreme court and all across this country over the leaked draft opinion, one written by justice alito and backed by four other conservatives that