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Post-Mask Mississippi Guv Refuses to Say Biden 'Legitimately and Lawfully Elected'


Republican Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves repeatedly declined to say that President Joe Biden was “legitimately and lawfully elected” when pressed by CNN anchor Jake Tapper on Sunday, condemning mail-in voting while only going as far as to say Biden has been “duly-elected.”

Reeves, who was recently criticized by Biden over his “Neanderthal thinking” for rolling back his state’s coronavirus restrictions and mask mandate, was first grilled by Tapper over that decision during an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union.

“Health experts believe because of your decisions people in Mississippi will get sick and die,” Tapper declared, adding that the state’s vaccination rate is still under 10 percent.

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