Georgia Officials Claim Voter Enthusiasm Is Behind Hours-Long Lines | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

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The first day of in-person early voting in Georgia saw hours-long lines. So what was behind the huge delays? We talk to reporter Hope Ford of WXIA to get some answers. Aired on 10/12/2020
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Georgia Officials Claim Voter Enthusiasm Is Behind Hours-Long Lines | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

62 Comments on "Georgia Officials Claim Voter Enthusiasm Is Behind Hours-Long Lines | The 11th Hour | MSNBC"

  1. This is unconscionable, that voting is deliberately engineered to be an ordeal.

    • this is not typical. Did you forget COVID? Precautions?

    • @Zachary Kim Depends where you live… Vote out of district an have your ballet thrown out… So some places are good, others are bad..

    • @Cary Rohan Yes, however, in early voting, I have 9 different options and locations within my district to vote. In Nov. 3rd, we are assigned the precinct which we live at.

    • @Zachary Kim Then you have to ask yourself…. why is it easy for your area and 11 hours in other areas….. Maybe they are steering votes

    • As the saying goes, Politics make strange Fellows. We have ultra-capitolist wealthy void of nationalism and patriotism that refuse to enlist in our armed forces like Trump who now admitted to faking bone spurs and thinks our heros are loser and suckers. Who in a bussiness deal will sell us out at the drop of a hat. Racists who want to terrorize innocent Blacks Browns and Jews and oppress their rights. And so called Christian evangelists mixed throughout this crowd that spew hypocrisy as they are both pro live and pro death penalty. AND ALL THIS IS UNDER THE IMMORAL MINORITY UMBRELLA OF THE “GOP”. WHAT A “GOOD PEOPLE” WARMONGERING GROUP.

  2. We have had TWENTY years after the 2000 election debacle and YET nothing has changed. At least where I live, the state and county makes voting fast, efficient and simple.

    • Why do you think that is?

    • this is not normal for GA. There are a lot of other factors. Is no one using common sense? COVID precautions, enthusiasm. I received 42 texts last week from various organizations telling me to go vote in person. People obviously listened.

    • The GA governor won on voter suppression in 2018 (he was Secretary of State). He’ll just keep doing it.

  3. Look at this, it’s 2020 and this is the worst system that our citizens are exposed to in order to exercise their “Right to Vote”. There should be an Amendment to each States Constitution that we have a “National Holiday” to go vote.

    • miracle2012102 | October 13, 2020 at 9:35 AM | Reply

      In Germany, we always vote on a Sunday. Get up, get breakfast, go to church (or not), go vote. That’s how it is for a lot of people. Plus, we have a lot more voting places, basically one in every village. Which means, voting within one day is the easiest thing. Maybe there’s a 15 or 30 minute delay, but seldom more. Even in the bigger cities there’re no significant problems. To organize this is no rocket science.

    • Awesom2beme lonestar | October 13, 2020 at 11:14 AM | Reply

      Couldn’t agree more

    • Ross McKenzie is it true you get to weight your vote? Like do you get three tokens and can split them up between candidate or give all to one? Or you just check a name and move on?

    • Dr

    • @allieversaid google

  4. Not surprised to see a majority of the people in these long lines as black. No doubt they’re deliberately doing this in predominantly black voting areas.

  5. Rajnish Sharma | October 13, 2020 at 1:35 AM | Reply

    And they say it is a democracy. Still vote & show it matters

  6. Don’t forget , voting is not only a right and a privelege it is your DUTY .

    • Jeffrey Dahmer for sure –

    • 100% agree with you. Voting is a duty. Our family will be voting for BIDEN/HARRIS and blue down the line all the way in support of all of our fellow Americans who believe in liberty and justice for all Americans. The finish line is in sight. GO BLUE. Love from NJ.

    • @Truck Taxi duty is defined as a moral obligation or responsibility … I stand by my comment . As American citizens it is our responsibility to vote . How hard is that to understand ? Are you willfully trying to undermine our democracy or are you simply stupid ?

    • @Truck Taxi ..duty , as in moral obligation or responsibility . I stand by my comment. All American citizens of legal voting age have a responsibility to vote . This helps uphold our democratic process .

    • @Truck Taxi If you don’t vote you lose the right to complain about your elected officials, in 22 countries it is a crime not to vote.

  7. This is too PAINFUL to watch. I still admire the resolution of everyone who waited all those long hours to VOTE! My prayers go out to you!

  8. I really admire the American people for helping each other to vote and thus stand up for your democracy. Even though I’m not American or live there. I am very happy to see your determination and commitment, be proud of yourselves. From Sweden

    • From Canada too. VOTE

    • Greetings from Germany! 🙂 It’s a shame to have to stand in line for 11 hours. Keep in mind: That’s not normal! I voted in every election on every level here in Germany. The longest time I had to wait to cast my ballot was 15 minutes once. In Germany elections are always on Sundays, and normally you walk into the voting facility, which you can reach by foot, and just vote.
      It’s a shame that some states in the US seem to make it extra hard to vote.

    • @Celtica Yes, but the White supremacy is on the rise in Europe. If you do your part there, the message will echo to the groups here. No country can do this alone.Surely you know that trumpsim is well supported from members of your parliament.

    • Willy Figueroa | October 13, 2020 at 1:56 PM | Reply

      From Canada, stay safe, wear a mask and vote back your freedom from trumps tyranny and corruption. We stand with you.

    • Jim McLoughlin | October 13, 2020 at 3:06 PM | Reply

      We are having a general election in NZ and I was able to go the local school and vote last Sunday, seven days before the closing date.

  9. Every vote is a small push to get Trump out. Vote! Vote! Vote!

  10. This is the most ridiculous election, even corrupt governments around the world have faster moving lines.

    • DarkChaozBringer | October 13, 2020 at 9:44 AM | Reply

      @Julie James Isn’t that pretty much what Trump did by saying he’d only give out stimulus checks “after he wins”?

    • America is quickly becoming the most corrupt government, as we see our democracy eroding and being systematically dismantled by the Republikkkonvict party.

    • Maxime De Winter | October 13, 2020 at 12:06 PM | Reply

      @Victor Mason The Republic of Shitolistan.

    • @Maxime De Winter Not when you have 220,000 deaths from rona and your country is bankrupt.

    • How do you mean “even corrupt goverments around the world”?
      You are living under one of those corrupt goverment, thats exactly why those lines are so long.

  11. Is there a vaccine for this “voter enthusiasm” they’re talking about? The GOP is gonna want it out soon.

  12. Trevor The Man | October 13, 2020 at 4:14 AM | Reply

    All those people

    And Georgia will just toss half the votes anyway

    Georgia a rich history in everything terrible. A true stone age group of ignorant racists there let me tell you.

  13. Voter suppression by the Government Of PUTIN. Racism.

  14. This is bullisht! So glad people aren’t letting the lines stop them from voting. Bye bye Chump. You won’t be missed!

  15. Money is being spent on a space force, yet it’s not possible to organise voting in s reasonable time frame- surely half an hour is more than enough. I have never waited to vote for more than a minute, I live in Ireland.

  16. Sorry, I missed where on earth this is. Venezuela, Nicaragua? Couldn’t be US exceptionalism.

  17. And Republicans call themselves Americans? Once again they commit their CRIMES!!! Republican party should be outlawed

  18. Ga. Sec. of State: “How dare those suckers get enthusiastic about voting, never mind that I am failing to do the job I’m getting paid for as required in the Constitution”.

  19. “Voter enthusiasm” isn’t an excuse to be woefully unprepared. This is voter suppression and it’s absolutely disgusting to see in a country that prides itself on its democracy.

    • You have 3 weeks to vote. Nobody can be prepared for everyone to show up on the first day or two of the three week early voting period. Leave and go vote tomorrow. You cannot make it any easier to vote.

    • Every shopping center can prepare for that around Christmas. It is simply a disgrace whatever excuse you may find for it..

    • michael Baughman | October 13, 2020 at 5:06 PM | Reply

      @RLT but the hue and cry has been vote early.

    • @RLT Are you kidding me? This is the same Country that rams democracy down the worlds throat! Disgraceful!

  20. Governor Kemp is responsible for the delays. He is a past master of voter suppression. He is nothing but a thug and needs to be voted out the next election. Yes. I am from Georgia.

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