FEC Commissioner: America’s Election System Is Still ‘In The Horse and Buggy Age’ | MSNBC

FEC Commissioner: America’s Election System Is Still ‘In The Horse and Buggy Age’ | MSNBC 1


Ellen Weintraub, commissioner on the Federal Election Commission, and Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the New York Times’ 1619 Project, explain how the United States has decentralized and restricted voting access.» Subscribe to MSNBC:

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FEC Commissioner: America’s Election System Is Still ‘In The Horse and Buggy Age’ | MSNBC

84 Comments on "FEC Commissioner: America’s Election System Is Still ‘In The Horse and Buggy Age’ | MSNBC"

  1. There really should be some basic National Standards that all States have to adhere to…. Remember the hanging Chad fiasco of the 2000 elections…. I have no doubt Florida could be a nightmare again for trying to get votes counted!!!!!!☹️

  2. Congratulations to the people of Bolivia who got rid of their right wing dictator…YOUR TURN AMERICA

  3. We need Biden for leadership not Dictatorship.Biden for ability to talk to allies and gain trust.stay safe.😷✌

    • @Chris trying to steal an election and lock up his opponents how’s that for starters? Or are you going to deny this?

    • @Jarrod Pierce if that’s true why didn’t Obama do this? The only thing trump has destroyed from the Obama years is a great economy, low unemployment, a deficit that was manageable, and health care for all.

      Even the orange Twizzlefuck doesn’t have a word to say about rights he had to restore!

      Tell the truth and not lies!

    • QUID-PRO-QUO J0E,- | October 24, 2020 at 10:01 PM | Reply

      Explain please👇


    • QUID-PRO-QUO J0E,- | October 24, 2020 at 10:02 PM | Reply

      “Hey Joe you had 47 years why didn’t you do it”?
      – President Donald Trump

    • @QUID-PRO-QUO J0E,- could it be that he was never president? My question to the orange Twizzlefuck is, for four years what have you done positive for your country?

      When trump took over unemployment was lower. The deficit was lower and manageable. Their was relative peace. People had health coverage at last. Children weren’t being thrown into cages. No one had heard of the proud boys or BLM!

      Yea makes you really think for once doesn’t it?

  4. What’s up with that Louis DeJoy dude……. speaking of messing up elections.

  5. If you can pay a bill with your phone, you can vote with your phone

    • Nadia Silvershine | October 24, 2020 at 8:45 PM | Reply

      It is not secure to vote by phone. Someone could hack in and change your vote. Paper ballots are safer right now.

    • QUID-PRO-QUO J0E,- | October 24, 2020 at 10:04 PM | Reply

      I was going to vote for Biden but then I saw this👇

    • Nadia Silvershine | October 24, 2020 at 10:13 PM | Reply

      @QUID-PRO-QUO J0E,- I am not even going to bother and look at the nonsense you posted. Biden is so far above Trump. There is no comparison. Trump is just bad in every respect.

    • QUID-PRO-QUO J0E,- | October 24, 2020 at 10:25 PM | Reply

      @Nadia Silvershine
      Ok. If fake news tells you that it’s cool.
      I have my own eyes and my own ears. All I see are packed Trump rallies everywhere. I’m watching him right now give his 3rd rally today.
      Sleepy crooked joe couldn’t fill a pizza shop with supporters.
      Hey where is crooked basement biden?

    • QUID-PRO-QUO J0E,- | October 24, 2020 at 10:28 PM | Reply

      @Nadia Silvershine
      Did you see sleepy crooked biden at his little get-together today? There were actually more Trump supporters there heckling him then there were biden supporters. That speaks volumes!!! LMFAO🤣🤣✌️

  6. Cidalia Borges | October 24, 2020 at 3:47 PM | Reply

    This dose not happen in many countries around the world

    • No other Democracy has a system that is rigged against minorities and it’s own Constitutional.

    • Australia has compulsory voting; you’re fined if you don’t vote.

    • @Dr. G the best part of the Australian electoral system is that there is an independent commission that determines electorate boundaries. There is no gerrymandering and voting is on a Saturday with many polling stations usually a school or church hall. The at at least 5 polling stations within 3-4 kms of my home strict limits on sending by candidates easy to vote early or by mail.

  7. Apeman of Leng | October 24, 2020 at 3:47 PM | Reply

    *the* country that makes voting easier
    lol, the rest of us democracies have already done that.

    • Norman Heslington | October 24, 2020 at 7:55 PM | Reply

      Yes and we stopped measuring in feet ,inches,pounds,and Miles A LONG TIME AGO.
      DEMOCRATICALLY America is still in the DARK AGES

  8. No more lifetime judges, no lifetime senators, take donors out of politics and take back our freedom.

    • @Dale Hartley Okay that’s not exactly being ‘genuine’, the truth is there is no limit to how many 6 YEAR TERMS a Senator can serve (and that authority is left to the States) but he or she can be VOTED OUT upon completion of that term AT ANY TIME by the People.
      A Constitutional Amendment would have to be passed to do what your suggesting which means the BULK of the country would have to agree with you… if they did they wouldn’t keep sending the same guys back over & over & over again…

    • @Ms. Byrd senators serve 6 years in a roll

    • @Darlene Roberts time to merge north and south dakota into one dakota. Time to give statehood to washington dc and puerto rico

    • @Dale Hartley sack all judges. Institute independent judicial commission to appoint judges

    • @Melissa Sullivan force all politicians especially to go thru oral and written exam. Trump should come up with a thesis how to run the country

  9. Voting Day should be a National Holiday!

  10. leftinthirdgrade | October 24, 2020 at 4:02 PM | Reply

    Vote out all republicans, otherwise the act of voting will only get harder and harder.

  11. Put it on the ballot, should the electoral college stay or go, let the people decide.

    • There either has to be a constitutional amendment or enough states to get together and agree to give their electors all to the winner of the national popular vote.

    • Alternative Influencers Network Overlord | October 24, 2020 at 8:02 PM | Reply

      @Dr. G Yep, Democrats always coming up with great plans to change the rules but always the first to whinge when its used against them.

    • @Alternative Influencers Network Overlord – mob rule is when the minority think they should be in charge over the majority. As one of the majority that will be over soon.

    • Venelin Mihaylov | October 24, 2020 at 10:03 PM | Reply

      USA is constitutional republic. There can be referendum on the topic but the whole house have to amend the constitution to implement such a change.

    • Mac888 spectral | October 24, 2020 at 10:06 PM | Reply

      It’s maddening to know Biden’s election would be a mere formality without the bs electoral college. Trump wouldn’t win a popular vote against a dung beetle.

  12. Obama the great……..you will live for ever……vote BLUE all ballot vote BIDEN

  13. We put a man on the moon 50 years ago, why cant we have fair honest voting, some states “fix” voting, change regulation, rules. That needs to change. 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸

    • Jack, as someone who has worked at the polls I can tell you we do everything we can to make sure the rules are followed. Problem is, each state has their own policies and procedures they must follow. This should have been changed after the Bush/Gore debacle. Now we are in a fiasco again because of varying laws and Trump’s continued whining that the only way he could lose is if the election is rigged. An insult to the people who work hard to make sure every eligible voter gets to cast their ballot.

    • @Carla Robbins Carla, I agree w you wholeheartedly. Donald tried to do damage t o the U.S.P.S. but was caught redhanded. Yes, he’s a Liar and Cheat and once he loses like in baseball, when you’re out, you’re out.
      It is a shame so many are so stupid to follow this person who has been duped and played by foreign adversaries, his blind base cult. Covid is just getting going again and it soon will be out of control kind of like the melting glacies. T.C and stay well, it could get MUCH worse. 👾😔

  14. Ms Weintraub neglected to mention that the FEC has been crippled by trump, it has 4 members instead of a dozen, it oversees contributions, fraud etc.

  15. “Better ways of doing it”…Yes, the USA has a lot to learn about making voting easier, and providing free and fair elections.

  16. Joe and Kamela ARE WORTH the time waiting on a long line. VOTE!

  17. You also need to rid yourselves of the Electoral College.

  18. manny georgiou | October 24, 2020 at 4:31 PM | Reply

    here in Australia ,we have the AEC , they look after after our federal elections which we have every 3 years , our voting average is about 94% of us , so who ever wins , we cop it sweet . voting is compulsory , no machines , we use pencil pen and paper , we vote on a saturday . we have early voting at polling booths and postal votes . we vote at government buildings , community halls , churches , schools and surf clubs , there is always a polling around the corner from you .we also have at most polling booths sausage sizzles which raise lots of money for charities . our voting hours are on the saturday 8-00 am to 6-00 pm . our boofhead pollies usually only campaign for about 5-6 weeks , that`s about all most of us Aussies will put up with their dribble .

    • Deomnibus Dubitandum | October 24, 2020 at 7:56 PM | Reply

      “The capitalist party never loses a game. It owns both clubs.”
      ― Wise Chinese philosopher

    • Norman Heslington | October 24, 2020 at 7:59 PM | Reply

      Yes mate spot on and that is why we have never had a civil war…we enjoy a very FAIR system …The AUSSIE ETHOS is A FAIR GO FOR ALL…that’s not to say it’s perfect but makes the American system look like something from the DARK AGES.

  19. President Obama, love you, decent human being.

  20. Brielle Martins | October 24, 2020 at 8:42 PM | Reply

    Trading right now will be at the of every wise individual’s list. In 2years you’ll be ecstatic with the decision you made today

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