As Trump Plummets, The Path To A 2020 Contested Election Gets Murkier | MSNBC Digital Exclusive

As Trump Plummets, The Path To A 2020 Contested Election Gets Murkier | MSNBC Digital Exclusive 1


Trailing in key polls, Pres. Trump continues to attack election integrity and promote fears of voter fraud, which could be relevant in a close or contested election. MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber interviews Democracy Project director John Fortier, author of several books about voting and election law, to focus on the relevant legal facts and the murky historical precedent for contested presidential races. Aired on 10/21/2020.
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As Trump Plummets, The Path To A 2020 Contested Election Gets Murkier | MSNBC Digital Exclusive

96 Comments on "As Trump Plummets, The Path To A 2020 Contested Election Gets Murkier | MSNBC Digital Exclusive"

  1. Trump fosters hatred, division, and violence among the American people.
    Joe Biden will restore goodness, decency, and truth to America.

    • Michael Feeney | October 21, 2020 at 9:09 PM | Reply

      @JACK KNOPF I think you made an accidental mistake, you used Fox and factual in the same sentence. This is an oxymoron… ill wait while you look up the meaning of the word

    • Miri IAintSayin | October 21, 2020 at 9:32 PM | Reply

      ​@JACK KNOPF — please show us your proof from a legitimate source that Soros did or does as you say. Tucker, Ingraham, Hannity and Limbaugh don’t count. Oh, you can’t because it’s a nonsense conspiracy and bs news! In other ACTUAL news, Antifa is an idea that people randomly ascribe to, not an actual organization. Nor is there anything like it in the Dems platform. Also, the perpetrators of violence during riots and protests were from all over the spectrum — ranging from simple opportunists to right wing howler monkeys sowing discord to general anarchists and, yes, some who were and are rightfully angry and sick of being abused. But the peaceful protests mobilized millions, white and black, and far outweighed any violence in numbers. But never forget– “A riot is the language of the unheard.”~MLK // Also too, violence is not part of the BLM platform. OTOH, the FBI has said over and over, the largest domestic terror threat is from right-wing, white nationalism–3X more than even Islamic extremism. BLM and leftists don’t even make it to a top 10 list. But go ahead. Keep reflexively watching *ucker Carlson and this *president b/c sure they can be believed (sarcasm). Btw, this is all happening under the Rump regime–not any Democratic administration. It’s your boy who purposely riles people up because he can’t take a breath without creating chaos. It’s his reason for being–small, petty, bitter, miserable man that he is.

    • charles robbins | October 21, 2020 at 9:35 PM | Reply

      Delusional, in the extreme. You may as well volunteer to create the United Supremely Stupid Republic, or USSR for short.

    • @Michael Feeney name one news station that hasn’t been unjustly biased for one or the other party…..why can’t we have fair unbiased reporting for both sides? Call out the problems of both and give credit where it is due.

    • @JACK KNOPF Yes! Qanon. Rules! They have the TRUTH. Check it out!
      PS? Where do I get the blood serum, from children? So I can LIVE FOR EVER?

  2. Why do these very confident voters vote for crazy politicians to run the country time and time again

  3. You didn’t mention gerrymandered states makes most Republican controlled states as automatically Red, like my state – Indiana, where my vote will never count. I still vote every time and I vote Blue.

    • @QUID-PRO-QUO J0E_, And you obviously can not think for yourself, hence the parroted nicknames drilled into your head by Trump’s propaganda. Go watch Fox News you Troll!

    • @QUID-PRO-QUO J0E_, in case you haven’t heard Trump has been involved with China for a long time. He is a bank account over there, and has got loans from China

    • @QUID-PRO-QUO J0E_, that’s hysterical, because Trump has had dealings with China for a very long time. He got a loan from them to build one of his properties, and has a secret bank account that’s no longer Secret

    • Quid pro quo joe.
      Trump wants to censor the school curriculum. Trum made racial sensitivity training illegal in the military. Trump wanted to imprisonments and use ACTIVE MILITARY on US CITIZENS PRACTICING THEIR RIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS. Silly bot.

    • Similar in Nebraska


  5. Trump is going to play the Joker in the next Batman movie he’s already got the collar just a little more makeup

  6. “As Trump plummets”…when did we hear that before? There are too many red hatted fascists pledging their devotion to the orange goblin to be confident about a landslide.

    • Yeah. It’s disheartening for sure. But if it helps, most of my family have been republicans for decades and not one will be voting for a single republican on the ballot. Straight blue tickets for us. It makes me feel better knowing there are also quite a few decent republicans left…. that will be voting left.

    • @RavenPoe yeeaa!! Thank You and your Family. My whole Family went Blue this time! So Proud of them And Yours!! Stay Safe..

    • @RavenPoe Keep wishing right off the cliff.

    • Tomorrow will be deleted blocked or silenced | October 21, 2020 at 7:25 PM | Reply

      @Irv K Get your hemp necktie ready, ’cause you’re going first.

    • Elyyahu Yashar'el | October 21, 2020 at 11:05 PM | Reply

      @ Nathan S, if all them Trumpsters keep going to his Herd Immunity Tour’s, there be millions served at the local county morgue, And say the i do that , it was China.

  7. VOTE! The only poll that matters is tabulated November 3rd.

  8. As someone who lives in another democratic country, it is painful to see how ridiculously complicated your electoral process is.
    Good luck from across the Pacific.

  9. Vote 2020. In mass numbers. Don’t give Trump any way but out.

  10. SUPERAFRASIABI89 | October 21, 2020 at 5:34 PM | Reply

    “I don’t think science knows”-person who claimed there were airports in 1776

  11. VOTED and my ballot was accepted!!!! BLUE TICKET

    • I voted here in Florida with mail-in ballot that I filled out and drove it to the election’s office where they checked my signature and took it in. I just checked the FL voter check list and found the ballot has been accepted and counted! Yea!

    • VOTE RED!!! 🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲

    • @Rocky Comet No can do. I can’t stand the quiet or not so quiet racism and misogyny. I quit the party during the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas Senate hearings. I few years before that I quit the Mormon church for not allowing black men to hold the priesthood. Kicked all I could that I hated out of my life. I feel better!


    • @Rocky Comet Your leader – not mine. I like men with brains.

  12. This is WHY Biden needs to defeat Trump by an unquestionable landslide !! Biden 2020

    • Tessmage Tessera | October 21, 2020 at 7:56 PM | Reply

      @uppgrayyed You’re so funny. Will you cry when we lock Trump in prison next year..? He’ll NEVER get out.

    • reagan davidson | October 21, 2020 at 7:59 PM | Reply

      @uppgrayyed after these FACTS have comeout(somethn they dont no) ive changed


    • Tessmage Tessera | October 21, 2020 at 9:12 PM | Reply

      @x-men troll Little boy… Trump can’t win without votes. So who is going to vote for Trump? Show us some numbers. If you can’t support your crazy claims with any facts whatsoever, then you automatically lose. Meanwhile, we’re already seeing record-setting voter turnout… which is NEVER a good thing for the Republicans.

    • @uppgrayyed Hey troll, I’d like to open my Chinese secret bank account like Donald dump, show me how?

  13. If Trump wins in November, he will lead this wonderful country of ours over a cliff. Vote safely but VOTE. Let’s get ourselves out of this nightmare.

    • @Michael Bray I don’t think he has a chance of winning now, people know what he is now. We all know what he is. Anybody that votes for him is sure in need of brain transplant.

    • @Dawn Sandra I’m thinking about setting up a splat Mic. Then I can play it on a loop once election has been declared. I’m thinking added to the splat will be the popping of exploding maga heads nation wide. Get near Idaho, Wyoming and you’ll swear the entire state is making popcorn.

    • Wow.
      Y’all are going to want to listen to what this black guy says about Trump.

    • @Vet-11 he only needs the Electoral College votes not a majority…

    • Robert Machin, perhaps you had better get informed then..

  14. Peter Weverling | October 21, 2020 at 5:41 PM | Reply

    Vote wise, vote smart, vote human, vote Biden, please vote… here in Europe Biden would get at least 75% of the votes.. We are with you. Peter from the Netherlands Europe.

  15. Drown them in votes for Biden/Harris. It’s being said he’s worried and he’s joking about leaving the country. Don’t let him fool you he’s the mother of all con men.

  16. We need to save America.
    Vote 🌊Bluewave🌊
    Biden and Harris

  17. Trump files emergency request with Supreme Court to stop release of his taxes.
    Forbes Aug 25, 2020
    Trump has moved 2.3 million of campaign donor money to his Private Business
    The Hill
    Tax records show two hundred entities funneled money to Trump Properties.
    MSNBC November 18, 2017
    Trump Panama Hotel a magnet for dirty money laundering.
    NYT :
    Trump records shed light on Chinese business pursuit. ( HIDDEN BANK ACCOUNT )
    MSNBC October 21,2020 Rachel Maddow
    NYT exposes Trump Chinese bank account in China Deals while Persident.
    MSNBC October 2, 2020
    Tim O’Brian : Trump recorded Chinese Bank account is a National Security Threat.
    Politico OCTOBER 1, 2020
    Ex-National security Advisor says Trump aiding and abetting Putin.
    MSNBC January 14, 2019
    Suspicious : Donald Trump tries to hide details with his meeting with Putin.
    Criminal Indictment by Adminstration
    Donald Trump – 215
    Richard Nixon – 76
    George Bush – 16
    Bill Clinton – 2
    Jimmy Carter – 1
    Barack Obama – 0

    • @JACK KNOPF lol trolls have a sense of humor 🙂

    • “I’m the best at indictments… I have the best numbers” – DJT

    • Deutsche Bank
      Mid 90s: Deutsche Bank (no-tell policy) is known as a magnet for Russian mafia and oligarchy money laundering.
      Suspicious: Trump opens a bank account


    • @Marla Hill it doesn’t help to just state someone else is “wrong” it helps to give reasons. as for what was found, the impeachment failed (they knew it would whether or not it was justified) and there is presently more evidence against Biden for the firing of the prosecutor, than there was against Trump before the investigation. He admitted to threatening withholding funds from a foreign government if they didn’t fire the guy investigating the company his son worked for….this is fact. Now the reason he wanted the guy fired is up for debate maybe he (the guy fired) was corrupt and a threat to the usa and its allies, maybe it was as a favor to keep his son in a lucrative job. WE DON’T KNOW. Now, having said that can we agree that there is at least enough to warrant an investigation, and that even if it was for innocent reasons that was a conflict of interest for him to do the threat? Doesn’t mean he did anything wrong, but it doesn’t look good.

  18. Breaking news: Trump has had a secret Chinese bank account for years and pays more tax to China than to US.

  19. Fire Trump–> Vote him out
    Make BLUE voter turnout
    🇺🇸 “TOO BIG TO RIG” 🇺🇸
    — Glenn Kirschner

  20. michael straughn | October 21, 2020 at 6:57 PM | Reply

    If it’s a close election, I’ll be dissapointed in America.
    This should be a ‘NO-BRAINER’ to rid America of a dictator!

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