Gaetz Case Renews Attention On GOP Fake Candidate Election Schemes: NYT | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Gaetz Case Renews Attention On GOP Fake Candidate Election Schemes: NYT | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Rachel Maddow explains how the sex trafficking investigation of Rep. Matt Gaetz has reportedly also touched on an apparent scheme to run a fake Democratic candidate in an election to help the Republican candidate by draining votes from the actual Democratic opponent. Aired on 04/09/2021.
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Gaetz Case Renews Attention On GOP Fake Candidate Election Schemes: NYT | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

87 Comments on "Gaetz Case Renews Attention On GOP Fake Candidate Election Schemes: NYT | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Cole Chillen | April 10, 2021 at 2:27 AM | Reply

    This is the same play Roger Stone has been making for almost 30 years now.

  2. Stop the GQP steal.

  3. BC stargazer | April 10, 2021 at 2:43 AM | Reply

    You can defend child molesters or you can have “family values,” but you can’t do both

  4. Benjamin Liamzon | April 10, 2021 at 2:55 AM | Reply

    We call them nuisance candidate in our country and are removed in the list before election starts. American should be smarter next time on this schemes from stupid political parties.

  5. Who cheats in elections? The republicans. Who went to Wyoming looking like Eddie Munster? Matt Gaetz.

    • @Jaden Stark Yeah you guys repeat that mantra over and over again but don’t produce any proof.
      Try googling the name Bruce Bartman – the only person indicted for using a dead persons ballot to vote in 2020.
      Yep you guessed it. He voted for Trump.

    • @CL google controls what’s on there

    • @Jaden Stark Trump prove caught as a cheater : “ I just want to FIND 11780 votes 1 more than.,… the COVID a hoax and the 6th they kissed and hugged the police. Wow Republicans are the biggest cheaters, liars and criminals

    • @Sonja Vargas baseless claims

    • @Jaden Stark you are too far gone to have a logical discussion with.

  6. RedondoBeach2 | April 10, 2021 at 3:16 AM | Reply

    Okay, so he can’t pardon anybody, but he can still eat great big beautiful pieces of chocolate cake, the likes of which have never been seen before. Counts for something, right? 😂

  7. The Joker said more info will drip drip out. Well, more has come. Time for this corrupt Congressman to go.

    • C-U-O-M-O is still in office. So much for believing women, right MSNBC? This “news” network doesn’t report news anymore, they literally stalk Republicans all day and make a hate filled news report if one of them breathes the wrong way.

    • Canis Africanis | April 10, 2021 at 11:59 AM | Reply

      “The worst part of having a mental illness is people expect you to behave as if you don’t.” – The Joker
      “The worst part of having a sham democracy is to pretend it’s not.”

    • @AvaLily The difference is that democrats immediately stepped up and called for Cuomo to resign Now, you cant force someone to resign as governor (unless the state allows for a recall election) but even so, where are the republicans calling for Gaetz to resign?

    • Antony Stringfellow | April 10, 2021 at 6:02 PM | Reply

      Gaetz was also involved in identity fraud.
      I won’t bother to add ‘allegedly’, he’s on video doing it.

    • Ron Rahman JD, MBA | April 10, 2021 at 6:11 PM | Reply

      All the senators, congress men And women, Governors, Mayors and City Council members needs to be scrutinized. Investigate how much money they had before they came in to politics and what they have now. Which will determine between the “Honest and Dishonest”politicians. Weed all out after the investigations.
      That would be the “True Democracy”

  8. AliasUndercover | April 10, 2021 at 3:39 AM | Reply

    They forgot the most important part of that plan. Don’t leave a paper/email trail.

    • They’re ate not smart at all. Look at the venom receipts

    • The arrogance to think the don’t need to worry about a paper trail is astounding. Drop the hammer on this pervert and let’s see if he prospers in a Florida prison. Oh, wait Daddy’s money will buy a pardon from a Republican Governor.

  9. CeeCee Strong | April 10, 2021 at 3:42 AM | Reply

    Wow….. ghost candidate….. is black woman’s face but you’re not a black woman….. how corrupt are all these so called leaders….. unbelievable…. wait…. nevermind ..I do believe it…. absolutely


  10. Eva Andersson | April 10, 2021 at 3:42 AM | Reply

    As a Swede, I’m offended! We don’t want your fake scheme candidates, here in Sweden! Send them to Mar-a-Lago 🤬

    • All, this “Ray Defom” is a fake poster. The YouTube account was created just 1 month ago. The account is either a bot or a hack. To see when an account was created, click on the picture icon next to the name, and the time the account was created comes up. Similar bot or hack YouTube accounts are being created en masse, just to make moronic comments. Every so often YouTube cleans them out. They’re also often tied to each other, so they follow each other around videos to “like” and “support” each other’s stupid comments.

    • super jealous of your spawn point.

    • PS – Eva, if you run across her, feel free to send her to Moscow, where she’ll be welcome by Putin and his oligarchy, since she’s part of the trump / gatez schemes. We’ll make a trade. We’ll take Navalny and give them that miserable piece of trash fake candidate. Both sides will be happy. They only want fake candidates, not real ones, and we only want real candidates, not fake ones.

    • Tell the Swede people that there’s fake schemer in your country, make her leave!

    • @David D. I have reported this to one of our largest newspapers in Sweden. We’ll see what happens.

  11. Thomas Smith | April 10, 2021 at 3:44 AM | Reply

    This is just crazy, so if these people do anything bad they will just fight back?? Wtf are we truly this lost as a nation with no scruples??

    • Nate Andrews | April 10, 2021 at 4:55 AM | Reply

      Trump, the Republicans gave the keys to a madman, they refuse to believe that to get out of a hole. The first thing is to stop digging. Lol

    • “A nation with no scruples”? Is that really such a surprise when a man like Donald Trump, with absolutely no scruples, “leads” the country for 4 years? Then, when ousted, he initiates an illegal and unconstitutional grab for power by using his band of “poorly educated” followers to perform a violent insurrection (while hiding in his bunker, of course) so he can continue on with his corrupt ventures and avoid prosecution! How could anybody not see that coming?

    • Kevin Willis | April 10, 2021 at 2:12 PM | Reply

      SO TRUE. Any right Mr. Gaetz feels he has to fight back is forfeited . . . after he violated not only his oath to office, but also younger women. Let’s throw him out, throw away the key, and send a clear message – regardless of party affiliation – that any congress person behaving immorally shall be quickly removed from office and held justly accountable for their crimes against others.

    • It’s what happens when you hire strategists. What should we do to keep busy today?

    • @Nate Andrews trump made this country good, but joe destroyed our country

  12. brilliantly said, ty dr maddow. it is precisely because they have continued to face no criminal charges, before now, that they have gone so far, gotten so out of hand. ‘the traffic lights and stop signs are all gone and it is a free-for-all out there’. society breaks down without (enforced) rules.

  13. MaskedMarvyl | April 10, 2021 at 3:54 AM | Reply

    Sounds like someone needs to be extradited from Sweden.
    If she got paid some cash to let her name be used as a sham candidate, then she’s part of the felony they committed. At the very least, an accomplice.

  14. They don’t miss a trick. Imagine truly fair elections and encouraging every eligible voter to vote, get out all the lobbyists who spend massive amounts on elections. That would be a democracy.

  15. Soren Ingram | April 10, 2021 at 4:11 AM | Reply

    This scheme has Roger Stone’s “Dirty Trickster” fingerprints all over it….

  16. there needs to be something done to combat these sham “3rd party” candidates that aren’t real and are only on the ballot to siphon votes.

    • Kellie Patrick | April 10, 2021 at 1:03 PM | Reply

      @Okkie Trooy A certain number of signatures on a petition from registered voters to be a candidate on the ballot. They organized petition drives, grabbing liberals mostly, to sign for fake Green Party candidates who weren’t really candidates. We didn’t know it was a scam. Hopefully, we’ve all learned our lesson there’s no low too low for the Republicans desperate to get elected in a country that is actually by far the majority Liberal democrats.

    • Nothing is funny about this. All of this is criminal. These are mob bosses totally ignoring the law and destroying all that was good in the US. The world sees this. Sees the US as utterly unjust, out of control and a population that is utterly without morality.

    • Engineered Mind | April 10, 2021 at 5:46 PM | Reply

      Criminals are running the prison

    • Engineered Mind | April 10, 2021 at 5:46 PM | Reply

      @mr harry agreed 100%

    • Sheila Boston | April 10, 2021 at 8:26 PM | Reply

      @mr harry We see you teetering on the edge and only hope that the Biden administration can shift the balance back.

  17. This Gaetz story is insane. He’s like done everything. All the things. Every last one of the things he blamed Democracts of doing.

  18. Alain Michel | April 10, 2021 at 5:20 AM | Reply

    Really frightening to see all the dirty means republicans are ready to use (and using) to stay in power.

    • Start playing dirty like them!

    • Wish there were a book of what the Repugnants have cost the American treasury with their blunders. Leave out Watergate. It helped to remind us. There were real Republicans then. Vote my oath to the Constitution Republicans. Include the War Without End. Include beautiful Donnywall.
      Include national treasured paintings in the Capitol. Payments for traumatic disorder for uniformed officers who were protecting what their oath said they should do . Prison is expensive, count those costs. Is it debatable that 200K lives could have been saved had a real President been there. not causing confusion at every turn? Dollar figure? Republicans : family values, uh-huh. Free trade…yep, 3D printers don’t clog the canal with big ships. Strong defense. Does it need to be noisy weaponry, can I show you something in World Over Virus?
      Republicans…look at their beady little eyes. Rarely look happy.

    • 😂😂😂😂😂 democrats are in charge. And they’re doing horrible

    • @Jaden Stark Check your mailbox Tucker. Didn’t you get it? Children will be lifted out of poverty, Rush. Give it some time.

  19. How can this not be called FRAUD! Sham on them…

  20. George McKenna | April 10, 2021 at 6:23 AM | Reply

    “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” Greek Proverb

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