Beto O'Rourke: Failure Is Not An Option On Voting Rights Legislation 1

Beto O’Rourke: Failure Is Not An Option On Voting Rights Legislation

 

Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke joins Morning Joe to discuss the effort to stop Texas Republicans' plan to restrict voting rights in the state and the push for a voting rights bill at the federal level.

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Beto O'Rourke: Failure Is Not An Option On Voting Rights Legislation

58 comments

  1. So true! The actual Republic hangs in the balance. You either get to vote, or it’s not America anymore. CRUSH the GOP at the midterms! End them!

    1. um. How is it restricting voting rights. You either have your ID and show it or you don’t and you can’t vote. That isn’t racist at all. It isn’t restricting African Americans or any minority from getting them, unless you aren’t a U.S citizen, which it is illegal to vote if that. The rules will apply to literally everyone, no matter race, ethnicity, or age.

    2. @Timmy Truth I mean how tf do people believe in this nonsense. They literally make no argument as to how the bill is racist and will restrict minorities from voting. Just say it’s racist and then people will believe the media lmfaooooo

    3. @odell daniel always has been, but worse now since it’s 100% political and has nothing to do with children’s development.

    4. The GOP is no longer the “Grand Old Party.” It’s the new American Nazi Party.Their “Reichstag moment,” the Jan 6 insurrection, didn’t work, but they’ll try again. The midterms must throw them out of Congress.

  2. Trump trolls are triggered. That means this touches a nerve. We’ve been winning for some time now, but this one we HAVE TO WIN! Don’t get tired of winning, America! Voting rights for ALL!

    1. @Hersan Vargas You guys are right. He has screwed himself up all on his own. It’s too late for DJT and his battle to stay relevant. HE WILL NEVER WIN 2024.

    2. Ash, You can’t name one good thing Dementia Joe Kid Touch has done???? You are just embarrassing yourself!!!!!!!!!

  3. “So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter. Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey. The Lord looked and was displeased that there was no justice.” – Isaiah 59:14, 15,

  4. Read this (google it) : *Statement of Concern – The Threats to American Democracy and the Need for National Voting and Election Administration Standards*

    “We urge members of Congress to do whatever is necessary—including suspending the filibuster—in order to pass national voting and election administration standards that both guarantee the vote to all Americans equally, and prevent state legislatures from manipulating the rules in order to manufacture the result they want. Our democracy is fundamentally at stake. History will judge what we do at this moment.”

    We have 1 1/2 years to save our democracy. After that, the GQP rigs the midterms because they control state officials who won’t certify the results when a dem wins, takes control of Congress, impeaches and convicts/removes Biden and Harris etc. on any charge, puts 45* back into office (even if he’s in jail), and then purges all dems from office and institutes total fascist rule. OR the GQP waits until 2024 to refuse to certify the winner of the presidential election and puts the GQP candidate, whomever he or she may be, in office against the will of the people and then institutes total fascist rule.

    Alarmist? You haven’t read history…or been paying attention in even just the last few weeks to what even those hesitant to “go there” these past 5 years have been yelling at full volume to anyone listening. Get active. Get mobilized. Get going!

    1. Was Jan 6th trump’s Beer Hall Putsch, from which he comes back stronger, like Hitler? Or will we learn from history, and crush the current form of GOP out of existence? That is the question.

  5. WE ALL will be chanting “stop the steal” back to the Republicans when they STEAL the next elections because these voting rights are NOT passed.

    1. so basically this country is divided like pre civil war days, most likely worse, they didn’t have governmnet sponsored media back then.Maybe war is coming again…really don’t see any way to avoid it.

    2. We have to stop them BEFORE they steal our right to participate in the free and fair election.

    3. If dems would enforce & uphold any infringements of he 15th amendment we could put a stop to al these voter suppression laws! Read it, make a sign and take a copy of it to the polls on election day!!!!

    1. Yes, Putin believing that all Americans were as weak and ignorant as drumpf and the complicit GOP Senators who ran over there to pay homage to him. (what was that all about, did they take an oath to Putin, because they are not following the one they took here).

  6. What would American politics look like if donations to elected officials were considered bribery as in Europe?

    1. their would be no democrat party, selling paintings for $500,000, WTF, haveing prosecutors fired for money..WTF

    2. Our elections would need to be shortened, at every level, for starters. Politicians stop governing, and start campaigning the minute they are elected. I have no idea what other countries candidates spend in any 3 month period, but ours must spend non stop. Fundraising is more than a full time job. Getting big money, from big business means you have a better chance to sleep and eat. The time between winning an election, and taking office, the “lame duck” period is just too long. Too much mischief happens.

    1. @Gary Campbell – It’s effectively the same as losing your vote when the State is given the right to overturn the results of an election. Then, if a politician calls and asks the State to “find” votes so that he wins, it can happen. American have fought to get and to maintain independence and self-determination within the boundaries of our Constitution. Americans have always protected their “fair and free elections”. States have stood up to powerful politicians seeking election changes. Legitimate election audits have uncovered no systemic problems.

    2. @Kathryn Shaw Don’t know where you get your information. There have been many issues with the voting system. The media just won’t show it. It shouldn’t take months to count votes unless there was a massive error in the process. Why would one listen to what o’dork says anyway? He’s a perfect example of failure.

    3. @Kathryn Shaw their was noothing fair about the 2020 election, it was conducted differently than any election in history, we had one candidate that can fill the biggest arena’s in our country, people lined up in the streets, the other candidate hid in his basement and admitted, “I don’t need votes to win” Biden’s town hall was an embarrassment for the world to see, no one was there, I seen pictures from the back of the room, empty chairs everywhere. He has no supporters, just keyboard liberals.

  7. hooray the power is the people i”m so proud of all those who are marching this is about time good luck to everyone and be safe

    1. @Sandi Harrissad you have been taught to think like that. Having dark skin doesn’t automatically make you “illegal.” Have you ever considered that if Jesus Christ was truly from Nazareth that he had dark skin ? Oh yeah…he was a criminal by Rome’s standards. America has it’s laws and the right of every citizen to vote is one of them.
      In this case the “right” is trying to do wrong.

    2. @Sandi Harris I debated for a while as to whether or not to respond to you I”m not sure if you are saying that you feel a march is a “criminal act” or if you feel the reason for marching to defend voting rights is wrong. If these are the reasons then I will certainly be interested to hear a your thoughts

    1. O’dork is a loser. He dropped out of the primaries because he attacked peoples constitutional rights on the 2nd amendment. But he’s still harping on rights? He’s the perfect example of a failure.

    2. Beto is arguably the hardest working individual I have ever seen!!

      Gotta give the man some props!

    3. @Xperty Ranks Working hard at trying to be relevant. When one has to work that hard there’s something rotten in the woodpile. The guy should be in Hollywood where he would be surrounded with fakes just like him.

  8. It breaks my heart to see the Reverend out there walking w/his cane fighting for VOTING rights STILL

    1. What part of illegal don’t you understand? Illegals have no rights. Do you think thugs from the drug cartels should vote? Or how about those human traffickers or foreign terrorist?

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