Millions Of Ballots Yet Unreturned As Time For Reliable Postal Delivery Passes | Rachel Maddow

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Rachel Maddow reports on the slowdown of postal deliveries that has some people, including the Michigan secretary of state, encouraging anyone who hasn't already put their ballot in the mail to deliver it to the clerk themselves or vote in person. Aired on 10/27/2020.
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Millions Of Ballots Yet Unreturned As Time For Reliable Postal Delivery Passes | Rachel Maddow

98 Comments on "Millions Of Ballots Yet Unreturned As Time For Reliable Postal Delivery Passes | Rachel Maddow"

  1. Biden must win.trump must go 2020

    • Ashlynne Shain | October 28, 2020 at 3:00 AM | Reply

      @Google User Trump and his brainwashed followers all need a mental evaluation. You’re worshipping a lying, reality tv actor over doctors, SCIENTISTS, and researchers.. Do your OWN research….#BIDENHARRIS2020🌊🌊

    • @Ashlynne ShainTrump NEVER lies!!!!!

    • And you will be a slave for the new world order if Biden wins.

    • @JEIIYA An Inconvenient Truth, watch it. We should all be under water by now according to Al Gore and you clowns ate it up. What happened? Al became rich and here we are. Go play in that circus SIMP.

    • Beanie baby Queen12 | October 28, 2020 at 10:17 AM | Reply

      @Kevin Lee yes he has! Why are your lying and Denying that this man has done criminal ex for a long long time he has done even Biden has tracked him down for over a long time for his for his con act and his family!

  2. And what 3rd world country is this I wonder?

  3. Don’t give them any excuse to discard your vote, make sure your voice is heard, vote in person and don’t give up!!

    • Thank You please keep educating us through your comments and Pray for our Democracy and VOTE trump and his Senators OUT HUGE

    • @P F Whoa there buddy! Looks like a nerve was struck. There are many news outlets that have reported on the authenticity of project veritas. To name a few: Googles media bias/ fact check, The guardian, the Washington post, etc. It isn’t news that project veritas is an extreme right wing propaganda machine. So why you trying to insult the left?

    • @Theo Ford bcause every single thing you stated in your comment is leftist bias.. I try not to laugh hard over that stupidity

    • @P F Then you must try profusely not to laugh at yourself. Both the Guardian and Washington Post may lean center left but they are both credible sources unlike project veritas. You can dog the left wing all you want but sad for you your propaganda site isn’t credible by no stretch of the imagination.

    • Nine Fools Wise | October 28, 2020 at 11:56 AM | Reply

      Does anyone else feel like Judge Emmet Sullivan (DC District Court) may single handedly save this election by effectively preventing Republican legal opposition the opportunity to challenge ballots in the courts that would disenfranchise millions and millions of voters? This Judge may get USPS to do what no one else can – get every ballot delivered on time, no later than Nov. 3rd, so that every ballot must be counted and there will be nothing to Republicans can challenge. It’s remarkable.

  4. Mary Rose Kent | October 28, 2020 at 1:37 AM | Reply

    I’m voting in person on Election Day

  5. If you don’t vote, the people who don’t want your voice to be heard, they win.
    People DIED for your right to vote.
    Don’t let their deaths go in vain.

    • @Arron Smith, it’s not illegal if the first vote wasn’t counted obviously… 🙄 What is illegal about going into a voting station on Election Day and asking the attendants if your mail-in ballot was counted? If not, asking if you can vote in person? Do you think if someone tried that, they should be hauled away in chains?

    • @Arron Smith, you have no problem at all with Biden admittedly building the “most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in American history”, but you do have a problem with Trump telling people to make sure their votes were counted? This is exactly why Republicans are dominating the federal government. You people are irrational hypocrites.

    • Nine Fools Wise | October 28, 2020 at 11:55 AM | Reply

      Does anyone else feel like Judge Emmet Sullivan (DC District Court) may single handedly save this election by effectively preventing Republican legal opposition the opportunity to challenge ballots in the courts that would disenfranchise millions and millions of voters? This Judge may get USPS to do what no one else can – get every ballot delivered on time, no later than Nov. 3rd, so that every ballot must be counted and there will be nothing to Republicans can challenge. It’s remarkable.

    • Gnirol Namlerf | October 28, 2020 at 2:17 PM | Reply

      @Oh Yes, Please! I’ll Have Another Bowl Of TDS! Perhaps the state you are referring to is the State of Confusion. Otherwise, you would name the state. You would refer to the state court ruling, which is publicly listed if it exists. Then maybe someone would believe you. Everyone should realize that a vote for Mr. Hawkins or Ms. Jorgensen or Mr. West is a vote for Mr. Trump. (VP candidate Bill Weld figured that out last time, too late.) You also no doubt realize that another four years of Mr. Trump and you will not get a chance to vote for Mr. Hawkins or Dr. Stein or Ralph Nader or anyone else on the Green Party ticket in _any_ state ever again. Justice Barrett will be the one to guarantee that. Here’s a novel idea, because a strong Green Party, like in Europe, would be a great idea. Vote for Joe Biden this year, so you get a chance to vote for whomever you want in 2024. Then run for a seat on your local city council or board of aldermen or whatever it’s called. Encourage others to do so. If your message resonates with voters in your locality, you’ll get elected. If not, guess what? Maybe they don’t agree with you, just like Mr. Trump is probably going to have to recognize the majority of voters don’t agree with him this year, and if the GOP loses the Senate and falls further behind in the House, Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy will certainly realize it. But let’s say you win. It will encourage others to run. Say, in 2024, run for your state legislature. You will have to convince more people that your approach to the future of America is better than that of the Dems or GOP. If you do, though, you will be moving up, as will others encouraged by you. Fight hard against the establishment in your new job. Six years later, run for Congress and serve with AOC. She’ll probably be a senator by then. If you and a lot of other people in all the states are not willing to do that, then you’re not really committed to the Green agenda anyway. All you want to do is protest once every four years, as if that were going to get a Green agenda passed. If you say, hey, we can’t wait until 2030 to start to implement the Green agenda, well, you should have thought of that 20 years ago, or your parents should have and done what I suggested above. By now, if there were a strong Green Party caucus in Congress deserving of committee seats under their own banner, there would be a reason to run a presidential candidate and vote for him or her. As it is, a vote for Mr. Hawkins this time is a vote for Donald Trump and perhaps no more free elections at all. It happens really really fast. November, 1932, Nazis suffer a setback, like the GOP did in 2018. That was the moment for the opposition, Blue, Green, Fuchsia, and Burnt Umber or whatever colors you want to label them with, to coalesce and not be purists about one or another issue and crush Hitler. But no. March, 1933, new elections were called and the Nazis soared. November, 1933, there was only one legal party in Germany. Oh, yes, it can happen here, as Sinclair Lewis pointed out to Americans in 1935. Thank goodness, FDR and the Dems made sure it didn’t.

    • @Bud Fudlacker You weren’t “just encouraged”, you were always going to vote for Trump.

  6. 7 days people.
    If you have your ballot in hand. Drop it off at a polling center.
    If you asked for one and didn’t get it. Go to the Clerk’s office and get your ballot, then drop it off at a polling center.
    You got this! 🗳️💪

    • @Oh Yes, Please! I’ll Have Another Bowl Of TDS! Sorry, that would be against my bot programming. 🤖

    • @Oh Yes, Please! I’ll Have Another Bowl Of TDS! I see you’re emulating Trump’s rank desperation.

    • Oh Yes, Please! I'll Have Another Bowl Of TDS! | October 28, 2020 at 3:21 AM | Reply

      @J M M all I see is desperation from you DNCbots as Dementing Joe’s lead slips each day

    • @Oh Yes, Please! I’ll Have Another Bowl Of TDS! Whoohee!That is some RANK desperation I smell coming from the right!
      “Smells like victory.”

    • Oh Yes, Please! I'll Have Another Bowl Of TDS! | October 28, 2020 at 7:42 AM | Reply

      @Ray Lovelace who’s voting for Dementing Joe? Half the registered Dems (progressives) don’t plan on it no matter how much fear-mongering the DNC does. He doesn’t have the younger black vote nor the Hispanic vote. Are here enough suburban moms in America to take him over he top? Good luck on Tuesday.

  7. At least 71 million of us already voted.

    • HeavierThanLight | October 28, 2020 at 3:18 AM | Reply

      @kenparker99 hahaha gullible. Are these statements your conservative values on display hahahhaha

    • @kenparker99 More proof that a sucker really is born every second.

    • Griffen Spellblade | October 28, 2020 at 7:02 AM | Reply

      @edgar neil Depends on the state. Some have started the count but most don’t start till Election Day. This is why the count will probably take longer than normal this year.

    • @Don Johnson Wait, the laptop is fake?

    • Talent Caldwell | October 28, 2020 at 2:09 PM | Reply

      @edgar neil At the very least those 71 million are locked-in, scanned votes that have been received. Short of any technicality issues that may arise once the mail-in votes are opened (missing signature, improperly filled bubble, etc.) they will all count.

  8. This is not a surprise. Should plan to vote in person or physically drop off the ballot.

    • @Fun Bigly Apparently you don’t listen to any Main Stream News, that is real news. You must only listen to the made up “Alternative Facts”, that is fake News on FOX “News” and other right-wing-nut sources.

    • Equality To All | October 28, 2020 at 1:27 PM | Reply

      Even if you drop off your ballot in drop box it may still not be counted. It is taking about a week or more to be accepted and counted. Go online to check if yours has been counted. Many boxes are being tampered with and signatures are not matching. Lots are being rejected. Best to vote in person or your ballot will most likely not be counted in time.

    • Esmelin Santana Montes De Oca | October 28, 2020 at 2:38 PM | Reply


    • BLM = Biden’s Looters Murderers

    • @AttyCPA1 fact that you would use the word “apparently” when I am literally on a progressive leftist “news” page, tells me you are a few cards short of a full deck, jeeves.

  9. Dropped my mail-in ballot in an official drop box today, and encouraged everyone I know to do the same!

  10. Bring your mail in ballot to vote early and vote in person. DON’T LET THEM TAKE YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO VOTE.

  11. Candace Jacallen | October 28, 2020 at 2:31 AM | Reply

    Don’t forget active duty military overseas. We must advocate for theirs to be counted.

    • Griffen Spellblade | October 28, 2020 at 7:00 AM | Reply

      @Gringadoor Screw you. Most of the people I served with made a simple deal 4 years of service for 1 bachelor’s degree or training. I know plenty who re-enlisteted because they could not afford to lose the ‘free’ housing, food allowance, and medical care after having a kid.

    • Griffen Spellblade | October 28, 2020 at 7:01 AM | Reply

      Their ballots went out months ago. The overseas ballots always go out stupidly early to allow for slow mail.

    • Oh Yes, Please! I'll Have Another Bowl Of TDS! | October 28, 2020 at 7:33 AM | Reply

      @Griffen Spellblade I would ignore DNCbots like Gringadoor. I’d say they’re a whole cult of their own but I’m pretty sure they’re actually fake. Click on any story on MSDNC and (a) it’s about Trump; and (b) the comments all say something like “Go vote! Our country will DIE if you don’t!” or “I already mailed in my vote! Blue!”
      Amazing how all these “smart free thinkers” say pretty much the same thing — just like how the FOXtards actually accuse Biden of being a socialist

    • @Gringadoor This is the liberal mindset.

    • @Gringadoor spoken like a true Democrat: Screw those serving in the military. Amazing.


    • Sorry but I think I have to go Trump cuz who built the cages Joe??? Who wants to shutdown the energy industry in Pennsylvania Joe? Who wants to reward China with unlimited jobs, Joe?

    • Tony Amzedel havent you people been prosecuting Trump for the past three years already? You want another three years of that?

    • @Fun Bigly Who filled the cages with orphaned children? Trump. Obama separated no families, trumps avowed purpose was cruelty. You don’t love America, and I get that you are sorry. A sorry piece of .

    • @Fun Bigly Put the Fox News bong down bro.

    • @pmboston “Trumps avowed purpose was cruelty”… lol nutcase certified. I made three points and your tiny brain got stuck on the emotional point of the cages… that’s so cute, nutcase.

  13. Just wonder how many of these ballots already got “lost” in the the mail system.

  14. Jonathan Bester | October 28, 2020 at 2:50 AM | Reply

    Republican Strategy 101: Elections must be won by any means possible – The ends justify the means. Voter Fraud, Voter Suppression and JerryMandering ….. And Threats of Violence ….

  15. Talk about voter suppression dropped on everyone at the last minute, during a pandemic.
    How nice.
    I WILL CRAWL TO VOTE them out.

    • Trump’s been telling you clowns that voting by mail is unreliable. Go vote in person. Are you in a coma? Go vote, bum.

  16. Please, young voters help the eldery, those who have no transportations drive them so they can hand in their votes. Thank you.

  17. I can’t believe this goes on in a 1st world democracy.
    In the UK we do have postal votes but it is also very easy to vote on election day. The polling stations are open 7am-10pm even in the tiniest of villages and there is barely ever a line (which we call a queue).

    • Because it isn’t. Rachel needs something new to yell about since RUSSIA failed her.

    • The Republican states will have all there polling stations open as usual, on Election Day!

    • You have Q-anon in Britain ?????????? Just joking, just joking. We need a real laugh, about now!

    • The U.S. has been ranked as a ‘flawed democracy’ according to the EIU Democracy Index – ranked 25th in the world behind countries like Costa Rica, Uruguay, South Korea and Chile. That was 2019 rankings. If it wasn’t for the pandemic curtailing the 2020 rankings, I would think the U.S. would have fallen behind Israel, Estonia and Botswana. My American (Canadian) wife is glad she’s living with me in Canada where we rank 7th. The U.K. is 14th.
      We voted in our Provincial election on Saturday – simple, easy. Canada has none of this crap the U.S. has with elections and have been voting by mail for a couple of decades without a thought of fraud.

    • @Cassia “The Republican States will have their polling stations open as usual” except where the majority of minorities live where they will reduce the number of polling locations up to 95% (as usual).

  18. dustytheloneranger | October 28, 2020 at 3:55 AM | Reply

    My partner’s ballot never arrived so they voted in person, instead. I walked mine to a drop box yesterday

  19. caroline yartey | October 28, 2020 at 4:12 AM | Reply

    When all this is over Louis DeJoy must pay for his crime. This is just wrong!

  20. The loser in the WH crippled the postal service. Criminal.

    • @Tyeler Nowell Sure sweetie. Is that was Rachel “RUSSIA” Maddow told you? You simpletons believe anything huh?

    • @Retro Name The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (PAEA), which some have taken to calling “the most insane law” ever passed by (W’s Republican) Congress. The law requires the Postal Service, which receives no taxpayer subsidies, to prefund its retirees’ health benefits up to the year 2056. This is a $5 billion per year cost; it is a requirement that no other entity, private or public, has to make. If that doesn’t meet the definition of insanity, I don’t know what does. Without this obligation, the Post Office actually turns a profit. Some have called this a “manufactured crisis.” It’s also significant that lots of companies benefit from a burden that makes the USPS less competitive; these same companies might also would benefit from full USPS privatization, a goal that has been pushed by several conservative think tanks for years.
      You morons believe nothing duh?

    • @Suomy Nona Government controls education(public school), transportation (DMV) and communication (USPS) and you morons see nothing wrong with that? Just keep giving them power and control while you cry on the internet. SIMP.

    • @Retro Name We’re not talking about money. We’re talking about voting.

    • @paul710 Only time in your life that you thought about voting by mail, stop being a lemming.

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