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Demonstrators and activists, including Rep. Beto O’Rourke, are gathered at the steps at Texas’s Capitol to urge lawmakers to stop from passing a legislation with restrictive voting measures. NBC’s Ellison Barber reports.» Subscribe to MSNBC:

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Activists Gather Outside Texas State Capitol Against Restrictive Voting Bill | MSNBC


    1. @katy bassett show me facts. not your opinion about the facts , information sources that are not dem or left wing oriented, can you do that.

    2. @omik redarhcs Yes, because you want to see facts/information sources that ARE rep or right wing. Your stupidity is painful to consider; it must be awful to be close enough to smell you

    3. The democrats know a lot about election fraud in Texas, LBJ won his house seat by ballot fraud and never left Washington after that. I live in a All blue state and it is corrupt to the core. Worse roads, bridges failing and schools underperforming with the highest funding in America. I can’t even count the number of pols who went to federal and state prison for fraud and bribery. Housing and the cost of living unbearable to working families, lets bring that to the whole country because misery loves company.

  1. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, please fight to make sure voting system in TX is not supressed. If they try to discourage people to vote, please find the way to make sure people go vote.

    1. @Phillip Mundahl NO, that does NOT mean you are here illegally, god you are stupid, you still do NOT get it. People have been born in the US and NEVER issued a BC, you can’t get an ID if you don’t have one and you can’t get a BC if you don’t have an ID. The point is NOT null,

      A recent national survey sponsored by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of
      Law reveals that millions of American citizens do not have readily available documentary
      proof of citizenship. Many more – primarily women – do not have proof of citizenship
      with their current name. The survey also showed that millions of American citizens do
      not have government-issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport.
      Finally, the survey demonstrated that certain groups – primarily poor, elderly, and
      minority citizens – are less likely to possess these forms of documentation than the
      general population.
      Documentation proving citizenship often does not reflect the citizen’s current name

      As many as 11 percent of United States citizens – more than 21 million individuals – do
      not have government-issued photo identification.

      Elderly citizens are less likely to possess government-issued photo identification.
      Survey results indicate that seniors disproportionately lack photo identification. Eighteen
      percent of American citizens age 65 and above do not have current government-issued
      photo ID.

      Minority citizens are less likely to possess government-issued photo identification.
      According to the survey, African-American citizens also disproportionately lack photo
      identification. Twenty-five percent of African-American voting-age citizens have no
      current government-issued photo ID, compared to eight percent of white voting-age

    2. The truth is coming…The traitors will be seen by the world…👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀

    3. @psycobleach46 tullis I’ll copy and paste for you aswell

      Proof of Citizenship for U.S.
      Form N-550, Certificate of Naturalization;

      Form N-560, Certificate of Citizenship;

      Form FS-240, Report of Birth Abroad of United States Citizen; or.

      Valid unexpired U.S. passport.

      child can, under certain circumstances, acquire U.S. citizenship automatically through birth to U.S. citizen parents, no matter where the birth took place. … A child who is born to U.S. citizen parents (or in some cases, to only one U.S. citizen parent) outside the U.S. may automatically become a U.S. citizen.

      It’s possible… stop playing victim to people who don’t want to be accountable

    4. @Phillip Mundahl I am NOT talking about people who come from other countries I am talking about people born in the US without a registered birth certificate, do you NOT Understand that.? People who are born at home whose birth was NOT registered do NOT have a birth certificate, it is NO one playing victim it is a well known FACT. do the research and quit being stupid about it.

    5. @Phillip Mundahl
      South Carolina Legal Services > Blog > Uncategorized > Living Without a Birth Certificate
      Living Without a Birth Certificate
      Imagine you have no birth certificate because you were delivered by a midwife and were born in your parent’s home over 50 years ago. Your birth was never recorded, and there is no record of your birth at Vital Records. Last month we learned about people with birth certificates that needed to be corrected. People with no birth certificate have a different and sometimes more challenging problem. You essentially need to prove to Vital Records that you exist. Only then will the agency create a delayed birth certificate for you.

      Obtaining a delayed birth certificate is often a very challenging process. Without a birth certificate, you cannot get an identification card (i.d.) or drivers’ license. Without an i.d. or license, you cannot get a birth certificate. So begins the frustrating process of trying to obtain a delayed birth certificate.

      Many people first discover that they have no birth certificate when they apply for Social Security Retirement benefits. One SCLS client who successfully obtained a court order had traveled throughout the country and abroad as a trainer for race horses. He carried around a check from the Social Security Administration for thousands of dollars for nearly a year, because he did not have a birth certificate and could not open a bank account. The client was unable to obtain public housing that he otherwise qualified for until his SCLS lawyer obtained an order for a delayed birth certificate for him.

      Vital Records has an administrative process for obtaining a delayed birth certificate. An applicant must provide the agency with 3 different documents verifying the birth facts claimed. Only original or certified documents can be submitted. One document must show the full name of the applicant’s mother prior to any marriages. A marriage license or a Social Security Card may supply this information. A second document must show the correct age or full date of birth and place of birth of the applicant. School records, birth certificates for an applicant’s children, voter registration cards, or marriage licenses for the applicant would provide this information. The third document must also show and verify the full, correct date of birth, including month, day and year of birth of the applicant. Documents such as driver’s records, insurance policies, medical records or military records may be used.

      More recently, the trend in home births has caused similar problems, especially when the birth is unattended by a certified midwife or doula. If there are no efforts by a parent to document the child’s birth, the delay in doing so can make it more difficult to do so later.

      With the Real ID requirements fast approaching in October 2020, this problem can become even more urgent for persons without a birth certificate, which is the most important document required to obtain a Real ID. Without it, one cannot enter a federal building such as the Social Security office or use air travel or travel interstate by train or bus.

      Anyone who has never seen their birth certificate, or who is aware that they do not have a birth record, should take immediate steps to apply to Vital Records to get a copy of their birth certificate. If no record is found, this should generate a “Not Found” letter that will be needed to file a court action for a delayed birth certificate.

      South Carolina Legal Services may be able to help with this process. To apply for our services, call us at 1-88

    1. @Nonya Buisness yep head down heels up Harris and Biden hasn’t tripped going up the stairs lately yes they are absolutely a Stellar pair…BA-HAHAHA HAHAHA😇

    2. There’s a demented lunatic in the white House screaming and throwing shyt at the walls from his depends because he lost his DVD of the cuties movie

    3. @Roberto Duran Dude, you know if you don’t have anything useful to say, you don’t need to speak/write. I suggest you take a walk in a park. You’ll feel better, and maybe feel less like a cry-baby toddler who can’t accept an election defeat.

    4. @Ken Albertsen let me guess? Proud member of the party that chooses illegals over Americans citizens, rioting, looting, criminal scum Over law enforcement and party over country?

    1. @arlene irvine I know critical thinking skills and reading the entire article can be difficult

    2. You mean Robert? The guy that is using cultural appropriation to make his name sound more Hispanic?

    1. Wrong, elections are left to the states for a reason. The Federal Government can pound sand on this issue as it’s really, really simple, i.e. have a VALID ID, with a VALID ADDRESS in addition to BEING A CITIZEN, and you can vote. Nothing could be simpler, but to the marxist/fascist anti-Americans among us, everything is ”racist”, lmao. Joe even said so by claiming that minorities weren’t smart enough to get online because he’s in fact a racist deep down, like all democrat NAZI’s.

    2. @Captain Gregg Gregg, you sure expend a lot of words – showing what poor losers you and your ilk are. Are you going to keep bleating ‘stolen election’ every time your side loses? ……for months/years?

    1. Yes the democrats in Texas did it for years, just ask LBJ who stole an election to win his seat and never left.

    2. The truth is coming…Everything will be exposed…👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀

    3. @Gee Mcgraff actually democrats are the ones destroying the foundations of the USA. Most republicans are in bed with them. Democrats tax everyone to death.

    1. @Sun Dial and your name lol, trump would boot your kind out in a heartbeat lol, the ignorance.

    2. @Sarah F 4.0 What did he say that was racist or are you one of those people that calls somebody a racist just because you don’t like what they say even though it has nothing to do with race.

    1. Yes vote Republican straight ticket and root them out!!

    2. @Riddle_wrapped_in_a_ Mystery_Inside_an_Enigma only a fool would vote for a republican at this point.

  2. The people must not allow to have their voices stifled by restrictive voting legislation.

    1. after the 2020 election most people realize voting is not working & that the democrats rig elections
      remember what happened 01.06.2021 when Americans wanted to have their voices heard?
      so now Americans are fixing that issue

    1. They are staying strong by enacting the required measures to ensure no fraud. It’s really simple, have a VALID ID with a VERFIABLE ADDRESS and be a CITIZEN of the US, and you can vote. Please explain the issue that people have with this. Oh, wait, I forgot, it doesn’t allow cheating to occur, the only way democrat marxists can ”win”.

    2. @Captain Gregg we’ve been doing this for as long as I’ve been voting here in Texas. So tell us something about HB6.

    3. @Vini Johnson It’s so simple anyone can understand it and it makes certain there’s no fraud, which is something that democrat marxist anti-Americans HATE as cheating is most times the only way they can win, aside from lying, which all marxists are KNOWN for. It’s the entire reason marxist ideology has the undeniable ”history” of repeated failure and murder of those it governs, its use of lies, coercion, projection, fear tactics, election fraud and force. That’s right in the history books friend. And again, explain how having a VALID ID with a VERIFIABLE ADDRESS and being a US CITIZEN is voter suppression please. You can’t because it isn’t.

    4. @Captain Gregg I just stated that we have been doing all three ie: showing a valid ID, verified address and being a US Citizen each time we vote in Texas. Those three are not suppressing voters here in Texas. That’s not what HB6 is about. Since you spew hate with terms such as “democrat marxist anti-Americans “ who ever they may be nothing you’ve replied to me with has anything to do with HB6. Quit watching the crap you watch to make you come up with comments such as this one. Democrats haven’t had a Democratic Governor since Ann Richards. Don’t you remember? Or are you not a fellow Texan?

    1. @Riddle_wrapped_in_a_ Mystery_Inside_an_Enigma It’s not about voter ID. But hey you just keep expressing that opinion you were handed ok?

    2. That’s a pleasant thought, thank you for pointing this out going to be awesome when the rest of the red and even swing States follow

    3. @Riddle_wrapped_in_a_ Mystery_Inside_an_Enigma & all of them should have
      democrats want an id for buying a firearm but not for voting
      democrats want everyone alive to vote but not to own a firearm
      hmmmm I wonder why
      democrats cant even mail checks out

  3. Congressman O’Rourke spoke with rare articulation and passion. You, Sir, are a true American.

  4. Rep O’Rourke, I am so very proud of you and the other people who are fighting voter suppression. Please keep fighting!!!

  5. I support you guys fighting for our rights to vote! There’s strength in #’s! Stay safe. Lots of 🙏❤👍👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

    1. @Floyd Allyn 4 week old, weak, empty channel troll. That’s why it is called voter SUPPRESSION.

    2. The guilty will be exposed soon…The truth is coming…👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  6. After Georgia’s new restrictive voting laws, then Florida’s and now Texas. No one should doubt that we are in a fight to preserve our democracy.

    1. We are fighting like solders in the battle fields. Fight real hard and spread the words and through social media. All democrats stand together and fight back now. We must vote out Abbot and replace him with BETO O’Rourke.

    2. @PJ Celeste Hmmm. The co-author of the House bill acted like he didn’t even know what the phrase ‘purity of the ballot’ meant. Bulls%*t. He knows, and that’s what the Republicans are pushing. I am a lifelong Republican, but these tactics sicken me.

  7. If Republicans truly wanted to increase confidence in elections, they would stop saying, ‘Don’t trust the elections,’ ” McDonald said.

    1. @Brian A. Bell sr so tell me what you don’t like about this Texas SB 7> or better yet is this bill illegal?

  8. Right behind ya’ll! Was born there. Protest really hard and loud, but don’t storm! 😊😊😏😏😁😁👍👏

    1. The truth is coming…The corrupt will be exposed…The world will see everything…👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀😀😀😀😀😀

  9. This makes me SO ANGRY! How long can this delusion persist? Glad I live in a blue state, sheez.

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