Univision’s latest effort to disinform and deceive its audience comes via its report on the Texas Democrats that fled to Washington, per anchor Jorge Ramos, to “boycott voting on a bill that would restrict the voting rights of Hispanics and African-Americans.”

Watch as Univision blatantly propagandizes for H.R.1 while continuing to argue, without evidence, that red-state election security laws are “restrictive”:

 

 

JORGE RAMOS: The governor of Texas wants to arrest Democratic lawmakers. They are the ones who left that state to boycott voting on a bill that would restrict the voting rights of Hispanics and African-Americans. Today they are in Washington, asking Congress to protect the vote. And President Biden supported their request. 

CLAUDIA UCEDA: They’re Democratic lawmakers from Texas, but they came to the capital to block an election reform bill. Now  Republicans in that state are accusing lawmakers of breaking the law. Washington is their sanctuary.

REP. VICTORIA NEAVE (D) TEXAS: We’re not afraid. We know we are here fighting for the rights of our community.

UCEDA: They responded to the menacing Republican governor of Texas, who demanded that they return immediately.

ABBOTT: They will be arrested…

UCEDA: They will be arrested as soon as they come back. They will be locked up inside the Texas capitol, he said angrily. Texas Democrats say that they won’t give in.

REP. ALEJANDRO DOMIGUEZ (D)TX: We’re not going to fight a bully like that on his own terms. We’re going to fight the way we do.

UCEDA: On private jets, Democrats traveled to Washington to skip voting on one of the most restrictive election bills in the country. The law would ban 24-hour polling stations and car voting, mainly affecting the participation of ethnic minorities. 

(….)

UCEDA: 17 states have already enacted laws limiting access to the polls. The President said —

PRES. JOE BIDEN: The Big Lie

UCEDA: — that those who pass those laws support big lies, referring to unfounded accusations of electoral fraud. 

As expected with their reports on electoral laws — and as MRC Latino has previously covered here, here and here — the Univision piece shouted the same point over and over again without evidence that the Texas bill is “one of the most restrictive election bills in the country.” What’s so restrictive about the Texas bill, according to Univision? The law’s ban on 24-hour polling stations, drive-through voting, and ballot harvesting. Univision provided no details as to how or why this would affect minorities, nor do they mention the voter ID requirements included in the bill. 

Univision’s report praised Biden for calling measures like the Texas voting integrity law that protect voting rights and prevent fraud “A Big Lie,” while continuing to prove that the biggest spreaders of disinformation within the Hispanic community are, in fact, Spanish-language corporate media. Univision insists on pushing its own “big lie,” the assertion that “17 states have already enacted laws limiting access to the polls,” which was premised upon emergency pandemic measures being the baseline, as opposed to the existing statutes that these election security laws vastly improved upon.

It would be great to actually see a fair, informative report on the subject, but that might conflict with Univision’s agenda, and anger their allies at the White House.

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Click “expand” to view the full transcript of the segment mentioned above:

Noticiero Univision
July 31, 2021

JORGE RAMOS: The governor of Texas wants to arrest Democratic lawmakers. They are the ones who left that state to boycott voting on a bill that would restrict the voting rights of Hispanics and African-Americans. Today they are in Washington, asking Congress to protect the vote. And President Biden supported their request. Claudia Uceda is there.

CLAUDIA UCEDA: They’re Democratic lawmakers from Texas, but they came to the capital to block an election reform bill. Now  Republicans in that state are accusing lawmakers of breaking the law. Washington is their sanctuary.

REP. VICTORIA NEAVE (D) TEXAS: We’re not afraid. We know we are here fighting for the rights of our community.

UCEDA: They responded to the menacing Republican governor of Texas, who demanded that they return immediately.

ABBOTT: They will be arrested…

UCEDA: They will be arrested as soon as they come back. They will be locked up inside the Texas capitol, he said angrily. Texas Democrats say that they won’t give in.

REP. ALEJANDRO DOMIGUEZ (D)TX: We’re not going to fight a bully like that on his own terms. We’re going to fight the way we do.

UCEDA: On private jets, Democrats traveled to Washington to skip voting on one of the most restrictive election bills in the country. The law would ban 24-hour polling stations and car voting, mainly affecting the participation of ethnic minorities. But this action will only delay and may not stop the changes that a majority of Republican lawmakers want to implement.

REP. TRAVIS CLARDY (R) TX: It’s a disappointment

UCEDA: I’m very disappointed in my colleagues, this Republican said. Texas lawmakers plan to stay 30 days in Washington in order to lobby for a national election reform bill.

NEAVE: They have the power to agree to the “For the Peoples Act”, and that is the law we need.

UCEDA: But in order for laws to pass in Washington, Texas Democrats need the support of Republican senators, something they wouldn’t have. 17 states have already enacted laws limiting access to the polls. The president said …

PRES. JOE BIDEN: The Big Lie

UCEDA:… that those who pass those laws support big lies, referring to unfounded accusations of electoral fraud. Meanwhile, the Texas House of Representatives has already approved warrants for the arrest of the 57 Democrats. It remains to be seen when these would occur. In Washington, Claudia Uceda, Univision.

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