Activists Prep For Voting Rights Battle In Texas And Across U.S. 1

Activists Prep For Voting Rights Battle In Texas And Across U.S.

 

Rachel Maddow reports on Texas Democrats returning to the state capital for a special legislative session to continue their fight against a Republican anti-voting rights bill as national voting rights activists met at the White House to plot the course ahead with President Biden. 
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62 comments

  1. Thank you to all the activists working hard for the right to vote. Can’t believe this still has to be done in this day and age. Shameful how the GOP continues to sabotage the Democratic process to hold and keep power. They have nothing to offer average Americans and will keep going lower instead of being a group with solutions. Criminal.

    1. Democrat voters believe lies and tell lies. I give them 4 pinnoccios on every talking point.

    2. @Scientific Methodologist This is an obvious bot. An auto poster set up to respond to any comment. Sad part is some lemmings will “like” this Russian spam bot.

    1. A Court Ruled Rachel Maddow’s Viewers Know She Offers Exaggeration and Opinion, Not Facts
      “Maddow’s show is different than a typical news segment where anchors inform viewers about the daily news,” an Obama-appointed judge ruled.’

    2. @Panchito Estelita Democrat voters believe lies and tell lies. I give them 4 pinnoccios on every talking point.

    3. @Bjorn Jorgenbjorgenhoogenboogen “Joined Jun 25, 2021” this is your 4th alt, Rachel Maddow is living rent free in a large apartment in your head.

    4. @Scientific Methodologist This is an obvious bot. An auto poster set up to respond to any comment. Sad part is some lemmings will “like” this Russian spam bot.

  2. They need to be travelling the country in addition letting the ex prisoners know they finally have their right to vote back so they can GOTV that new demographic

    1. @YouTube Censorship Sux Fortunately, facts aren’t based on your willful, brainwashed, proud ignorance. You remind me of people who say their inability to feel the earth spinning is proof that it doesn’t spin. Or a creationist who says, “I’ve never seen one species change into another.” Or the Senator who took a snowball onto the Senate floor to ridicule the notion of global warming.

    2. @YouTube Censorship Sux If you don’t need to lie, then why is that exactly what you’re doing? Not only was your claim an outrageous lie, it was a stupid one, as well, since the information on covid death rates is easily available to anyone. What, you didn’t realize that??

    3. @YouTube Censorship Sux just because he lost his cool w you and went to angertown for a minute does not make you correct, sir. Politics aside, Covid-19 is deadly serious, and the Delta Variant, even more so, with much greater transmissibility. I am glad for you that it has not affected your friends and family. For most who contract it, it is not too bad. For that small percentage for whom it is bad, it can be tragically deadly. If you want to find scientific reality, you should look into trusted sources of public data. Do you believe there is some vast scientific conspiracy to lie to the general public? That would require the collusion of hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals and scientists. Not to mention the facts and testimony of perhaps millions of family members and friends. What do you say to the news reports from around the world showing overflowing hospitals of people dying? In India, desperate family members are searching and competing for oxygen canisters on the open market to keep their loved ones alive until a hospital bed opens up. Are they all in on this global conspiracy, sir? I am sad to contemplate the losses we will suffer in areas of low vaccination rates. Be well and may God keep you safe, citizen. I am praying for our country (and you).

    4. @Astrobrant2

      No silly, use your context clues and try to comprehend what I’m saying lol. Stay safe

    5. @MJL

      Thx for the well wishes and you too . No I don’t think there is a conspiracy, not any at all, I’m just not seeing deaths like the weaponized MSM was telling us about. When CNN and MSNBC told me our city ER’s were at capacity and overflowing I was in and out of the ER 2x in under a couple hrs (kids broke a bone or two). I also spoke to about 20** or so of our positive covid employees and they all said mild to no symptoms and were back at work within 10 days and a negative test.

  3. Seems like Texas may someday turn purple and they can’t keep up with the growing demographics so they want to restrict voting asap.

    1. @ozzrob no, this was the first winter that we had significant power failures in Texas. Also, the KKK was all Democrat. Democrats….responsible for Indian slaughter under Jackson, slave owning, put Japanese Americans into internment camps, turned away Jewish refugees trying to escape Hitler, KKK, Jim Crow laws, segregation, welfare enabling….yeah….what a great parry….YAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    2. @James Brice Oh, since TX was part of Mexico, prior to the Texas going back on their word, just think of it as Mexicans coming home.

    3. Mmmmnope. Sure, because Mexico is doing such outstanding things with the property it still has ! YAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA! We won Texas in a war. And you’re an anti American.

    4. I think it’s more so an issue of, there are hundreds of thousands of people flooding into Texas without papers, and they want to ensure that everyone who votes in the next election has proper means to do so. You cannot vote if you’re not a citizen. Period.

    5. Same happened here in NC since the state voted for Obama in 2008…. not only did the GOP gerrymander the state by race but they’ve limited the Democrat Governor

  4. Q: What do just 11% of Americans have?
    A: 42 US Senators representing them, therefore they can block whatever the other 89% of Americans want.

    1. All states are declared equal in the Republic therefore have equal representation in the senate

    2. @Shane Alan Yes. A law written 250 years ago to appease slave owners is definitely still relevant.

    3. @Scientific Methodologist Democrats depend on low information voters. That’s why they want to lower the voting age to 16.

    4. @Manda Technically, it was to appease smaller states. The filibuster however, was never even in the constitution. That was technically a way to say what was intolerable. The problem is that to the minority states today everything is intolerable. The filibuster was originally there to produce debate. Now, there is no debate, and the bill is ended.

  5. OMG! you mean 2 tell me there is a massive Voter Restriction and NULLIFICATION effort going on with repug lead – legislators all over the kountry – I HAD NO IDEA! – not so’s one would of noticed from the White House for months now! I hope its going to be alot more than Lip Service! and kutesy advertising! HELLO, just knowing about new voter laws, still means nada, if they can just choose to toss your Ballot entirely!!!!

  6. “…weeping may remain for a night but rejoicing comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5b

  7. You knock that wall down so the path ahead is open for everyone to walk through it ..

    1. Democrat voters believe lies and tell lies. I give them 4 pinnoccios on every talking point.

    2. @Scientific Methodologist This is an obvious bot. An auto poster set up to respond to any comment. Sad part is some lemmings will “like” this Russian spam bot.

  8. “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” 2nd Corinthians 4:17

    1. Well.. You don’t seem to get that these things were said in the middle ages to keep people working their whole life without complaining.. Because you know.. They believe to get rewarded at some point.. Lol

  9. Note to Democrats running for office. Although I am a little long in the tooth and live in Texas, I should never again in my life see the travesty that was done on the last presidential ballot to where there were multiple offices that only had Republicans listed because they were unopposed by a Democratic or even an independent candidate. That should not happen for any office when it comes to the election of lawmakers. They say if you live long enough that you’ll see many things that you never thought you would and last November was a first for me as far as this goes.

    1. Yeah sure lol, where were thes stations at that had ONLY Republicans on the ballot?

    2. @YouTube Censorship Sux are you that ignorant? Stations? I am talking about the actual ballot that I used along with millions of others for the presidential election on November 3rd 2020. Go back to your cave and come back in another 50 years and maybe you will have learned something.

  10. Their is no getting around the “Voting Rights Act of 1965” which aimed to increase the number of people registered to vote in areas where there was a record of previous discrimination.

    On June 25, 2013, the United States Supreme Court held that it is unconstitutional to use the coverage formula in Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act to determine which jurisdictions are subject to the preclearance requirement of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, Shelby County v. Holder, 133 S. Ct. 2612 (2013).

    Section 2 is permanent and has no expiration date as do certain other provisions of the Voting Rights Act. In 1980, the Supreme Court held that the section, as originally enacted by Congress in 1964, was a restatement of the protections afforded by the 15th amendment.

    Shelby County v. Holder, 570 U.S. 529 (2013), was a landmark decision of the US Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of two provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965: Section 5, which requires certain states and local governments to obtain federal preclearance before implementing any changes to their voting.

    1. Hope someone as smart as you will use this to defeat the bill that the republiKKKlans in Texas, or any other state, are trying to inflict upon democracy.

    1. This is just a troll account. Look at their recent comments.. They’re crying all over YouTube lmao

  11. Voting rights for everyone is guaranteed in the constitution we shouldn’t have to be fighting for them.

    1. voting laws came about to ensre an honest fair election the first thing it accomplished stoping the out right buying (paying for votes) of votes by politicians.. the second thing is if your not nationalized or birth right citizen you should not vote …so yes i support voter ID . i didnt put 24 years of my life in the navy to have border jumping illeagels choose who is in my government

  12. Democrats, whose not able to vote with the anti-voting rights bill? Could someone explain the fuss? and why is it always from a dominantly Republican states like Arizona, Texas, Georgia but never New York, California, Illinois?

  13. “Until you realize how easy it is for your mind to be manipulated, you remain the puppet of someone else’s game.”
    ―Evita Ochel

    If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.
    -Hillary Clinton

  14. You can go from door to door of the non-v@cced, while saying issuing voter ID is impossible, then adding it’s not political

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