ER Doc Starts Program That Registers Patients To Vote | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC 1

ER Doc Starts Program That Registers Patients To Vote | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC


Massachusetts emergency room physician Dr. Alister Martin tells Ayman Mohyeldin about the organization he created, VotER, which allows patients who come into hospitals to register to vote. Dr. Martin says COVID has made voting a "public health issue," which led him to the creation of the campaign. Aired on 08/03/2020.
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ER Doc Starts Program That Registers Patients To Vote | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC


  1. Brilliant – irrespective of party persuasion this initiative to help people have an opinion and have a voice is what we need more of

  2. People don’t wait for others to help…
    The voter suppression machine is up and running.
    Help locally wherever possible.

  3. America has always developed and produced heroes and in these dire circumstances, another has stepped to the fore. These are the people who deserve the praise and respect in society.

  4. Brilliant idea…just helpful to everyone doctors…nurses who can’t get away to vote….most excellent

    1. @Forever Spring She loses big time mostly because she’s so dumb she doesn’t know how she got the right to vote. Critical thinking is beyond this woman’s capacity!

    2. @Crystal Giddens That is not a fact you must be getting your info from a box of cracker jacks or a fortune teller. Do you believe in little green men as well?

    3. @james kenyon “Linking data on confirmed positive cases (identified through testing by NHS and PHE laboratories and commercial partners) to the NHS Demographic Batch Service: when a patient dies, the NHS central register of patients is notified (this is not limited to deaths in hospitals). The list of all lab-confirmed cases is checked against the NHS central register each day, to check if any of the patients have died.”
      Here, it seems that PHE regularly looks for people on the NHS database who have ever tested positive, and simply checks to see if they are still alive or not. PHE does not appear to consider how long ago the COVID test result was, nor whether the person has been successfully treated in hospital and discharged to the community. Anyone who has tested COVID positive but subsequently died at a later date of any cause will be included on the PHE COVID death figures.
      By this PHE definition, no one with COVID in England is allowed to ever recover from their illness. A patient who has tested positive, but successfully treated and discharged from hospital, will still be counted as a COVID death even if they had a heart attack or were run over by a bus three months later.

    4. @james kenyon Trump does support a “doctor” who believes our government is partly run by reptilians. Maybe Crystal is getting her info from that “doctor” as well?

  5. Good! Our ICUs are being abused and the poor doctors are being exploited. People call them their heroes but then continue to not follow social distancing or wearing a mask.

  6. Alright now Dr. Martin. Changing lives one problem at a time, while inspiring others to exercise their simple basic human right….#VOTE.

  7. He is doing a great thing, yessss help.peple get registered to vote, we are suffering and it’s sad, Trump should be ousted out the USA

  8. ahh what a great thing to do.This show’s that there are good people out there wanting to make a difference amid all of this chaos.


    1. +cattigereyes Its not so much the republicans, as there are many who want Trump out because he makes the republican party look bad, its those who claim to be republican who are not republican but Trumpublican. See the Lincoln Project for more on sincere American’s who want Trump out!

  10. good for him, what about all the millionaires and billionaires helping out this election as well

  11. THIS is Americans at their best, being innovative and finding ways around problems regardless. Good luck in November may democracy win not Trump whatever ideology.

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