Ari Berman: Record Early Voting Suggests Voter Suppression Is Backfiring | The Last Word | MSNBC

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Ari Berman, the author of "Give us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America," tells Lawrence O'Donnell that voters should drop off their mail ballots or vote in person: "Sending your ballot in the mail at this point in time is just too risky." Aired on 10/28/2020.
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Ari Berman: Record Early Voting Suggests Voter Suppression Is Backfiring | The Last Word | MSNBC

73 Comments on "Ari Berman: Record Early Voting Suggests Voter Suppression Is Backfiring | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. Dear Trolls:
    1. No one cares
    2. Every comment drives up engagaement, thus recommending the video to more people
    3. Great Job!

  2. Rocky Hernandez | October 29, 2020 at 12:34 AM | Reply

    Ya, everyone decided to hurry up and vote before we all got screwed out of being able to on November 3rd

    • George Sotiroff | October 29, 2020 at 3:04 AM | Reply

      Dear Hunters Laptop,
      In the same way that evidence from Hunters Laptop was suppressed, Republicans are suppressing the vote. Does that help your understanding?

    • Patrick Tolman | October 29, 2020 at 3:11 AM | Reply

      @Miles Beasley free shoes and big screens in Philadelphia tonight and maybe a camp fire later, thanks to the flag burning cop killing rioting dumbocrats!💩💩🇨🇳👎

    • @Dave One would think so however the ignorance of democrats is mind-boggling, lol. Cities burning homelessness defecation and drug use in public. The “Blues” cannot wait to vote Madam President Harris and her means to the White House joe, lol. The Twilight Zone, only now it’s real…

    • Bladimir Rivas | October 29, 2020 at 3:42 AM | Reply

      @HUNTERS LAPTOP because no one wants to inconvenience themselves waiting hours on hours at the last minute…. if you have a chance to do something earlier, why not do it? You probably procrastinate in everything you do and your boss probably hates you

    • @HUNTERS LAPTOP Your screen name tells us you are a Russian Trump disruptor. Please see your way out!

  3. We the People are NOT going to Allow Voter Suppression in America by our corrupted President Trump and GOP Leaders!

  4. Not only voter suppression is backfiring. Many Americans do not want to see voter suppression.

    • @Dee Cee He fought for conservatives to be censored from their views ?

    • Citizens of the Confederacy want voter suppression. How else are they going to stop all those uppity black and brown people from voting.

    • Katherine Raven | October 29, 2020 at 9:13 PM | Reply

      wouldn’t it be wonderful if everyone would just drop the titles…Democrats…..Republicans
      and just be people
      be kind humans

      ….and take a good, honest hard look at who ( and not just 1 person…you vote for a whole package ) you think would do the most for ALL the American people at this point in time in damaged America

      and if you STILL need a hint…..
      aren’t you still waiting for a ‘ so much better ‘ Healthcare bill…that has been promised week after week after week….for the past 4 years

      Oh, yes…… are
      hint hint

    • @Katherine Raven and lets just add… locking up kids at the border and taking them away from their mothers… That is not human kindness or compassion

    • @Katherine Raven Drop the titles? Maybe. But we still Americans. We are human beings first and foremost, but we are still Americans. It those extremists voices who are giving us titles like “Radical Left”, “elitists”, “suckers”, and “losers” which we take them as insults. We still Americans even when we have center to center-left social liberals and center-right moderate conservatives like ourselves who are voting this inhumane monster out of the White House. That inhumane monster is Donald J. Trump.

  5. Don’t let it get to the courts. VOTE!!

    • Exactly, donald chump want it going to the supreme the supreme court so his activist conservative judges can select him winner

    • I asked for a mail-in ballot but lost it. A week later I called my state’s election board and explained to them what had happened. They told me to go to the election board center located in the county where I live in and simply go there to get a new one. I did just that and I filled out all of my choices while I sat inside my own car and when I finished I simply dropped the ballot off at the ballot box that was located in front of the county election board building.

      This happened two days ago. It was safe, easy, and secured that my ballot and votes would be counted! I live in Maryland where the Republicans did try to slow down our mails, but not as badly as it is in battleground states, such as Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, etc but even I had to worry that my ballot won’t get to the election board on time to be counted.

      For folks who are living in the aforementioned states, please do not mail in your ballot if you haven’t vote already!
      Please ask your state’s election board to give you a mail-in ballot and drop it off at a drop off box when you’re finished filling it or leave it with the election board itself!

      Otherwise, go vote early in person! Do not wait until election day to go to vote since the line is going to be extremely long in battleground states since it is designed that way by the Republican crooks!

      But whatever you do don’t mail in your mail-in ballot since the shady Republicans have slowed down the mails to the point where it takes a week to mail a letter within a state’s borders! And the Republican-controlled Supreme Court has already ruled that any ballots that arrived after November 3 won’t be counted! Don’t take any chances! This election is too important!

    • Stealing elections within 3 percent is a republican thing

    • @Grand Wonder Thank you for your story. It is so sad that people n3ed to go to such lengths in order to vote…. and that is for THE cornerstone of democracy … Your vote. Sad, so sad.

  6. April Jones-Foston | October 29, 2020 at 12:48 AM | Reply

    Basically trump & Republicans are stealing a election before our eyes. The potus attempting to SUPPRESS THE VOTE.

  7. phillip jackson | October 29, 2020 at 12:55 AM | Reply

    The biggest mistake you can make… is to tell Americans you CANT do something!

  8. Alphonza Carter | October 29, 2020 at 12:57 AM | Reply

    Its voter suppression if you can’t wait in line for hours. That is the way I see it. Get out and vote no matter what !

  9. Beating Trump is just the beginning. If nothing else, Donald Trump has revealed just how much state power matters in this country.

    • The Trump disaster has revealed just how important your vote is.

    • HansErwin Vomberg | October 29, 2020 at 4:52 AM | Reply

      It’s not about state power. It’s about checking the state power and checking not democratic elected powers like donors and big capital.

    • America is doomed.

    • Lol so we want to elect a democratic president disguising a super progressive Democratic Party that wants to control major aspects of our economy? Too bad our choice of Republican is Trump because a small federal government is a Republican idea.

    • @keir farnum we’ll see. I want the nightmare to be over, but I’m not sure it’s gonna happen.

  10. Don’t send any ballots in by mail now. Walk it in to the election center or put it in a drop box. Don’t allow your vote to be negated.

  11. Union Solidarity | October 29, 2020 at 1:00 AM | Reply

    Kavanagh should be impeached,, he obviously doesn’t know Voting Laws

  12. If you have a mail ballot, walk it in today.

  13. “We are better than this”, aren’t we ?

  14. Trump and the Republican party should just come out and admit that they want to take away your right to vote.
    As of now, they can’t legally take away your right to vote, but what they are trying to do, is make it so difficult for you to vote, or for your vote to even count, that it will be the equivalent of taking away your right to vote. And it’s so obvious.

    • Trump already admitted he wants to “get rid of the ballots.”

    • Stefka Dank-Derp Jr | October 29, 2020 at 3:22 AM | Reply

      No where in America is it difficult to vote. I did minority voter engagement for the Bernie Sanders campaign and nobody has trouble voting in America.

    • @Stefka Dank-Derp Jr depends what you mean by “trouble”….. I, being from Europe, have never had to stand in a queue waiting for HOURS. It’s ridiculous. And ONE drop box in Harris county?! And, why on earth have election on a weekday?

    • Stefka Dank-Derp Jr | October 29, 2020 at 1:27 PM | Reply

      @LivB I’ve never had to wait more than 15 minutes

    • @Stefka Dank-Derp Jr – Lucky you. I live in a suburb in a red state and my line in 2016 was 2 hours after our governor cut the number of polling locations available.

  15. Shyam Bhandari | October 29, 2020 at 1:15 AM | Reply

    Yes, when the dust settles…let there be no doubt that it’s the common people that weild the greatest power. Vote the orange one out!

  16. SmileMan64 aka BenjaMan64 | October 29, 2020 at 1:22 AM | Reply

    Trump and accomplices’ efforts to suppress the vote instead encouraged people to vote… Karmic, poetic justice.

  17. Lori Oestreich | October 29, 2020 at 1:25 AM | Reply

    This is crazy. This is Trump’s chaos. He is trying to steal the election. He knows he is losing by a landslide. He is now trying not to have ballots counted. Dump Trump!!

  18. Bless all of their hearts for persevering and not being suppressed.
    May your steadfast and determined efforts further our democracy.

  19. Unknown Hinson | October 29, 2020 at 2:03 AM | Reply

    When the GOP gave up on trying to win over the majority of Americans, they sealed their own demise. Never forget what they tried to do.

  20. The inhuman President knows he is losing out, he is trying everywhere to cheat and win.

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