Beto O'Rourke Talks Voting Rights Reform As Texans Begin March 1

Beto O’Rourke Talks Voting Rights Reform As Texans Begin March

Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) and Co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign, Bishop William Barber, joined Stephanie Ruhle from Texas as activists march on the state capitol demanding federal action on voting rights reform. They discuss their latest efforts while Texas state lawmakers push for legislation in DC. "These Democratic legislators from Texas are absolute heroes," O'Rourke said.

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Beto O'Rourke Talks Voting Rights Reform As Texans Begin March

42 comments

  1. Are you deliberately interpreting statistics for your own purposes?

    Or just leaving out that while 35% said make more strict. That 55% said either leave them alone or loosen them????

    1. @Censorship Is real Seriously??
      There her statistics that she put up in her chart.
      I merely added the bottom two.

    2. @Tom Heinrichs ok.
      Because there was a hearing at the Capitol yesterday. And one of the democrats that fled Texas to Washington. Was asked did she know that 70% of voters want voting laws and voting integrity.
      And she said no.
      So she doesn’t even know what people want. It’s just the propaganda of the political theater they’re playing.
      They depend on people not doing their own research and just believing whatever is said on tv or by them.

    1. OMG, they will not be able to walk up to me and offer me free water/food/money and a flyer to vote Democrat while I am in line to vote!! That is infringement on my rights!!! What, I won’t be able to submit an anonymous vote with no signature and no witness and no proof of identification in some ‘drop box’ somewhere in the middle of the night?? OUTRAGEOUS!!! I cannot have someone come to my nursing home and complete hundreds of ballots for the residents ‘on their behalf’!! This is just INSANE!!

      I am STILL WAITING for ANYONE to show me how ANY of the voting rights bills either proposed or already enacted prevent ANYONE from exercising their LEGAL right to vote???? You/they can make all the CLAIMS you/they want yet NO ONE has been able to answer this yet!! Good luck!!

    1. OMG, they will not be able to walk up to me and offer me free water/food/money and a flyer to vote Democrat while I am in line to vote!! That is infringement on my rights!!! What, I won’t be able to submit an anonymous vote with no signature and no witness and no proof of identification in some ‘drop box’ somewhere in the middle of the night?? OUTRAGEOUS!!! I cannot have someone come to my nursing home and complete hundreds of ballots for the residents ‘on their behalf’!! This is just INSANE!!

      I am STILL WAITING for ANYONE to show me how ANY of the voting rights bills either proposed or already enacted prevent ANYONE from exercising their LEGAL right to vote???? You/they can make all the CLAIMS you/they want yet NO ONE has been able to answer this yet!! Good luck!!

    2. @S Runnion
      1. A ban on drive-thru voting
      2. New regulations for early voting hours, including a ban on 24-hour voting
      3. A ban on the distribution of mail-in ballot applications
      4. New ID requirements for voting by mail
      5. Enhancing poll watcher protections so you can literally be harassed while voting.

      That’s just 5 reasons that literally restrict voters as a whole. Just because someone fills out a ballot does that mean it’s counted automatically. Every district has a roll of ppl with registered voters and they do match up those voters with ballots. If you’re an immigrant or not eligible to vote THEY WILL FIND OUT.

    3. @deftone4u FACT: Being less ‘convenient’ in NO WAY prevents ANYONE from voting but thanks for trying!! I see you fail to answer the question as everyone else!!

    4. @S Runnion oh no? What if a group of elderly or disabled voters either can’t get or have so much trouble getting to a voting place? I used to work at COVID testing site if you’re old and disabled just to get into a vehicle and get wheeled into a building to do a test takes mad effort. Or what if you have a demanding job and u need those extra late hours to vote. You must be a complete TOOL to think that limiting what makes this country what it is (VOTING) is acceptable! You are a fool

  2. Voting is a right.its in the constitution.for all people . republican leadership is just scared .nobody with a brain will vote for them.

    1. @Jason R it goes a lot deeper than that read the fine print . I had to show my drivers license and a bill with my address on it to vote in the 2020 election.

    2. OMG, they will not be able to walk up to me and offer me free water/food/money and a flyer to vote Democrat while I am in line to vote!! That is infringement on my rights!!! What, I won’t be able to submit an anonymous vote with no signature and no witness and no proof of identification in some ‘drop box’ somewhere in the middle of the night?? OUTRAGEOUS!!! I cannot have someone come to my nursing home and complete hundreds of ballots for the residents ‘on their behalf’!! This is just INSANE!!

      I am STILL WAITING for ANYONE to show me how ANY of the voting rights bills either proposed or already enacted prevent ANYONE from exercising their LEGAL right to vote???? You/they can make all the CLAIMS you/they want yet NO ONE has been able to answer this yet!! Good luck!!

    3. @Jason R There it is folks , one of the dumbest justifications in history. This right here just shows how far out of reality these GQP idiots are.

    4. @S Runnion Then you have not been paying attention , and you are not worth wasting the time to explain it to.

  3. We see! We concur! We hear! Justice must prevail not only for Texas, but for the USA. VOTER SUPPRESSION IS UNAMERICAN!!! Pass “FOR THE PEOPLE ACT” now!!!

    1. OMG, they will not be able to walk up to me and offer me free water/food/money and a flyer to vote Democrat while I am in line to vote!! That is infringement on my rights!!! What, I won’t be able to submit an anonymous vote with no signature and no witness and no proof of identification in some ‘drop box’ somewhere in the middle of the night?? OUTRAGEOUS!!! I cannot have someone come to my nursing home and complete hundreds of ballots for the residents ‘on their behalf’!! This is just INSANE!!

      I am STILL WAITING for ANYONE to show me how ANY of the voting rights bills either proposed or already enacted prevent ANYONE from exercising their LEGAL right to vote???? You/they can make all the CLAIMS you/they want yet NO ONE has been able to answer this yet!! Good luck!!

  4. Stop with the Republican v Democrat polls. Ask EVERYONE their views and make these polls binary, i.e., “yes” or “no.”

  5. Stephanie Ruhle: it should be clear that the poll you cite is showing that 54% of Texas voters 
    (I’m one) are saying DON’T GO BACKWARDS on voting rights. Only 35% are saying nake it more restrictive.

    1. 54%, really?
      Then how does the 35% maintain control of the Texas state legislature?

      Are the 54% just going plain stupid, and incapable of organizing a winning strategy?

    2. OMG, they will not be able to walk up to me and offer me free water/food/money and a flyer to vote Democrat while I am in line to vote!! That is infringement on my rights!!! What, I won’t be able to submit an anonymous vote with no signature and no witness and no proof of identification in some ‘drop box’ somewhere in the middle of the night?? OUTRAGEOUS!!! I cannot have someone come to my nursing home and complete hundreds of ballots for the residents ‘on their behalf’!! This is just INSANE!!

      I am STILL WAITING for ANYONE to show me how ANY of the voting rights bills either proposed or already enacted prevent ANYONE from exercising their LEGAL right to vote???? You/they can make all the CLAIMS you/they want yet NO ONE has been able to answer this yet!! Good luck!!

  6. Stephanie, that’s 55% that don’t want it to change or loosen and 35% that say make it more strict.. Does she not know how to read polls all of a sudden???

  7. IM GONNA ENJOY WHEN TEXAS TURNS BLUE AND THE ONLY WAY ATTEND A TRUMP RALLY WILL BE TO GO TO THE PRISON ON SUNDAYS, DURING VISITING HOURS…..

  8. That survey was done between June 10 and 21, well after spreading disinformation about election frauds, those “fraudits”, and the rest that made some people believe that the previous election was fraudulent/stolen…so, an argument could be made, but it would be likely based on a false premise.

  9. They say that if voteing mattered they would make it illegal . Well the governor of Teaxs is trying to do exactly that.

  10. I now see how to change the discussion: make a federal ID card and send to every citizen in the nation. That will stop the Republican talking point. And, because Repubs will immediately say it’s a plot, the won’t vote! Satire folks!

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