‘Folks Can’t Take A Chance’: MI Voters Discouraged From Mailing Ballots Last-Minute | Rachel Maddow

'Folks Can't Take A Chance': MI Voters Discouraged From Mailing Ballots Last-Minute | Rachel Maddow 1


Senator Gary Peters talks with Rachel Maddow about how he is advising Michigan voters to handle their ballots in light of the way the efficiency of mail delivery has been damaged by the Trump donor put in charge of the U.S. Postal Service, Louis DeJoy. Aired on 10/23/2020.
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'Folks Can't Take A Chance': MI Voters Discouraged From Mailing Ballots Last-Minute | Rachel Maddow

75 Comments on "‘Folks Can’t Take A Chance’: MI Voters Discouraged From Mailing Ballots Last-Minute | Rachel Maddow"

  1. stillbreathing37 | October 24, 2020 at 2:54 AM | Reply

    First mail in ballot in my voting history. And I still hand delivered it to the ballot box at City Hall. In Arizona. Biden/Harris. Won’t matter here though. Doucey revamped the Dept of Transportation here 5 months before the election. And that’s where 80% of Arizonans register to vote. The DOT here is in total dissaray. Took 5 months to get stickers for lic plates. Arizona will go repub all the way. It’s been assured. And rigged to the hilt.

    • Christine King | October 24, 2020 at 12:20 PM | Reply

      @TheBase1aransas Pandemic? Listen, we are seeing voter suppression in potential swing states: Folks who have to wait hours in line, handicapped drop-offs were banned, postal service delayed…oh wait, you are a troll.

    • Scary for all democracies when the USA is rigging elections to dominate like the autocrats.

    • Christine King | October 24, 2020 at 2:22 PM | Reply

      @Cookie Cutter Yes! If the American Experiment survives, and I wouldn’t bet the farm on it, the U.S. is due for some serious reckoning, starting with what used to be known as the Republican Party. Social conservatives who have voted for politicians on single issues better realize their voices can be just as easily ignored next time around. Education, strengthening our system of checks and balances, getting dark money out of politics (hah!) and an expanded SCOTUS will be as important as a secure and fair electoral process. Establishing the District of Columbia as a state, a requirement. Other democracies, make sure your young people read about this in their world civics classes, do it while you still can.

    • michael Baughman | October 24, 2020 at 3:30 PM | Reply

      @Cookie Cutter hear hear!

    • Ditto……easy peasy

  2. Trump and Republicans fear the power of the People’s vote. Do not let them win.
    BYEDON /BIDEN 2020 ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  3. I’m voting for Peters

  4. I can’t believe the Dems have not been yelling from the mountains tops the message not to mail in ballots, given the shenanigans of Trump.

    • I have relatives still waiting on absentee ballots requested. Supposedly mailed early October. Called our County board of elections several times… its the post office

    • @Shawniemarie Moore Mine too. Received confirmation letter and I also saved it in pdf format.

    • @Dy Dayton Well people were warned. Trump and DeJoy made it clear they were going to sabotage the mailing process.

    • @Dy Dayton ….if the ballots are received I hope the plan is not to mail them back.

    • In some states (such as mine) you MUST mail your absentee ballot. You cannot hand deliver to the election commission and there are no drop boxes. Rules vary by state.

  5. Karen Woodland | October 24, 2020 at 3:01 AM | Reply

    Senator Peters……๐Ÿ‘ (Detroit)
    1) Registered 2) Requested my Absentee Ballot 3) Received my ballot 4) Already completed and returned my ballot TO THE CLERK’S OFFICE. (Didn’t put it in the the DeJoy Box.)
    EARLY VOTING BABY!! Biden/Harris 2020 ๐Ÿ’– GOP=USA DOOM

    • 101perspective | October 24, 2020 at 3:45 AM | Reply

      Don’t forget to check to make sure they accepted your ballot. I think in your state you can do it at http://www.michigan.gov/vote.
      Your state website seems to require a little more than what my state (Kansas) did. I just had to provide name and birth date and it told me if they had received it and whether it was “accepted”. Here I think they compare your signature on the envelope to what they have on file before they accept it. The Michigan site doesn’t require a ton more though.

    • I went right to the clerk’s office and filled out my ballot right there and then handed it in. You can see what’s on the ballot before even going to the clerk’s office to vote. Go to the link below.


    • @101perspective thank you!!! I just checked to make sure that my ballot was accepted and it was!! Counted Oct 10th All BLUE!!!

  6. AC visuals ASMR | October 24, 2020 at 3:09 AM | Reply

    Voter suppression started 4 months ago …

  7. brilliantly said, ty sen peters and dr maddow. no matter what state, skip the post office, remember dejoy! as the sen said, dropping off your absentee/mail-in ballots is fast and easy, even an old lady like me managed to do it ๐Ÿ™‚ vote!!!

  8. I think PA, MI are gonna be clear Blue. We urgently need wins from TX, FL to conclude the biggest landslide democratic win in many decades.

    • @J J Trumps health plan was handed to Leslie Stahl by kaley Mcninneny. It does exist. Stop worrying

    • @OpenEyes ! not true!!! VOTED ALL BLUE IN MICHIGAN!!!!!!

    • @OpenEyes ! it doesn’t exist!!! If it did he’d be telling everyone about it! It’s a lie just like everything else that comes out of Trump and his corrupt administration!!

    • @OpenEyes ! most people from PA are from Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Those two cities determine everything the other ones are just what tips it over if there is a close race. A lot of people in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia sat it out last time or voted third party. I think they wonโ€™t make that mistake again. Trump is a danger to the country as hundreds of generals and republican heads have said.

    • OpenEyes ! You mean when she open the book they were of white blank pages? Come on. Donโ€™t expect a plan after 5 years, just a few days before the end of election. Nah

  9. Not receiving a ballot? That is not right!

    • Republicans suppression….. they know, their ideas are incredibly unpopular & outdated, so they need to cheat, imagine….. if every, Dem. went out & voted, what a great world it could be.

    • Go to the early voting location and vote!!!

  10. trump unfit for office potus

  11. All those trump voters who wanted to vote by mail can’t now. To bad for trump.

    • Jimmy Bagodonuts | October 24, 2020 at 3:24 PM | Reply

      We will vote in person the way we always have. 2016 repeat coming, worst case Supreme Court and our friend Amy can decide the election ๐Ÿ˜€

    • @Jimmy Bagodonuts so your admitting that you can’t win unless you cheat!! Pathetic!! But this election is going to be too big to rig and too real to steal!!! And your precious Amy ๐ŸŒญ๐ŸŒญ Barrett will be muted when we pack the courts!!

  12. If you have to steal the election it simply means that the American people don’t need you as they president…

    • It’s doesn’t matter trump has to avoid prison and the white house is his ticket to do so. Sad to say but he will be back in there after November. This might very well be the last election America has. Trump is America’s karma. America manifested Donald j trump. Think about that.

  13. What kind of third world country has Trumpโ€™s America become that it canโ€™t manage free and fair elections, mail that runs on time or postal ballots?

    (Sigh) vote early and vote in person. We have to make this too big to rig.

  14. Trump and his corrupt administration fear prison…let’s send a message NO matter what you do Democracy will win! Vote ๐Ÿ’™ Blue down the ticket!!!

  15. Republican cheating is all out in the open.
    Why don’t Republicans of conscience care about that?

  16. The US is a banana republic.

  17. Just a friendly reminder
    A few days after Halloween is the best time to throw away the orange pumkin(g)! VOTE!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. Tomorrow will be deleted blocked or silenced | October 24, 2020 at 3:54 AM | Reply

    For the sake of our country and our future, try to aim for a landslide against Trump that’ll make Olympus Mons, the largest mountain in the solar system, look like an anthill.

  19. DeJoy consciously screwed up the USPS. He did it as Trump’s proxy. A charge of election tampering must redound to Trump from DeJoys actions. Both DeJoy and Trump are guilty…

    • Torq Zebrawoody | October 24, 2020 at 5:33 AM | Reply

      A charge of Conspiracy to Delay the election should be good for 20.

    • Republicans are the ones, suppressing the vote & turning around, & blaming Democrats….. sick….. please vote people, they are trying to strip our voice๐ŸŒŠ

    • DeJoy is anything that is joy for the Post Office!

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    • Paul Gribbin Who is this Daniel Wright you mention? He is not named in any of the texts formerly penned here.
      Rachel’s interview is with Sen. Gary Peters. Was Sen. Peters formerly known as Daniel Wright?

  20. Republicans: โ€œDemocracy is greatโ€ฆjust so long as we can subvert it to gain power and maintain our corrupt minority fascist rule!โ€

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