Only Congress Can Save US Democracy From GOP Attack: Voting Rights Attorney | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Only Congress Can Save US Democracy From GOP Attack: Voting Rights Attorney | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1

 

Marc Elias, voting rights attorney and founder of Democracy Docket, talks with Rachel Maddow about his concerns that the legal success he and others have had against Donald Trump's lies about the 2020 election have caused some Americans to discount the threat Republicans pose to free and fair elections in the United States. Aired on 03/26/2021.
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Only Congress Can Save US Democracy From GOP Attack: Voting Rights Attorney | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

48 Comments on "Only Congress Can Save US Democracy From GOP Attack: Voting Rights Attorney | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Jackyc1234 Clark | March 26, 2021 at 2:52 AM | Reply

    How can 1 party oversee votes in an election ? That is completely non-democratic & one would believe , unconstitutional .

  2. The Supreme Court can…… oh wait, cancel that

    • @The Truth Channel You’re rambling gibberish. I don’ care if you talk, nobody is trying to silence you so why bring it up dude..

    • The Truth Channel | March 26, 2021 at 11:36 AM | Reply

      @Ken Rimmer *YOU KNOW I HAVE 4 YEARS of PROOF YOU’RE a LIAR and NOT ONLY A LIAR but a FELON*

    • The Truth Channel | March 26, 2021 at 11:37 AM | Reply

      @Ken Rimmer *YOU CAN PRACTICE YOUR ‘RIMMING’ in PRISON. I HEAR QUITE a LOT of that GOES ON THERE* )-

    • @The Truth Channel get a grip, you wanna be taken seriously don’t talk about your ‘proof’ show it! We had 4 years of BS we don’t need more.
      A 1600+ year old surname doesn’t have much to do with my sexlife so stay focused please.. and stop spewing garbage nonsense.

    • @The Truth Channel THE CAPS LOCK BUTTON IS ON THE LEFT JUST SO YOU KNOW. YOU DON’T HAVE TO TYPE LIKE THIS.

  3. david turner | March 26, 2021 at 4:19 AM | Reply

    Get used to these words “Banana Republic”

    • How could it be anything else with president Potato Head in the Whitehouse?

    • david turner | March 26, 2021 at 5:19 AM | Reply

      In the immortal words of the bard ” a pox on all your houses” , all politicians on both sides are morally corrupt with their noses well and truly in the trough .They are not their to “represent the people” just the interests of those with money
      Your founding fathers would be ashamed and are turning in their graves

    • Brian Fergus | March 26, 2021 at 9:44 PM | Reply

      @Mark Cicero you should ask yourself why you’re so afraid of Democracy

    • It’s what the establishment dems have wanted for years!

  4. brilliantly said, ty both! and yes to suing them, AG garland needs to step in too! remember rfk in the 1960s!

  5. David Vazquez | March 26, 2021 at 4:31 AM | Reply

    Thank you Mark Elias for your service.

    • Joseph Ayala …The former president couldn’t have spoken so well in a million years

    • Lynda Weister | March 26, 2021 at 9:01 PM | Reply

      TRUE💯👍🙏I THANK U! I have never seen our Country so in Danger from Within!! I’m Fearful of our Future🤔😢I used 2 Proud 2 be American…Not So Much Now

  6. Sandra Lewis | March 26, 2021 at 5:57 AM | Reply

    States already require voter identification including signed affidavits, signature verification and biographical information. GQP have abandoned Democracy in favor of Authoritarian rule. Do not let the fascists win.

  7. Sandra Lewis | March 26, 2021 at 6:03 AM | Reply

    Article 1 Section 4 of the Constitution ‘Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such regulations (affecting elections for Senators and Representatives) Pass HR 1 For the People’s Act already

  8. Animal Lover and Erica Detmer | March 26, 2021 at 7:33 AM | Reply

    They’re scared and I’m glad they’re scared they should be scared

  9. GOP: “We’ve learned our lesson on Jan 6.”
    – That democracy is sacred and needs to be protected at all costs?
    “No, how to corrupt it in a more perfect way.”

  10. Leeanne Dowdell | March 26, 2021 at 8:10 AM | Reply

    The USA has been rated as a ‘Failed Democracy’.

    The experiment is over. You can’t rely on Congress to be on the side of the people.

  11. Enjoy Living | March 26, 2021 at 8:42 AM | Reply

    “We the people” are the first and mot important words of the US constitution.
    Court challenges take years to finalize and that can be after democracy has been eradicated.

  12. So the republicans have declared themselves the rulers of elections in this country…sounds like an authoritarian stance to me…guess they all drank the losers kool aid

  13. Martin Johnson | March 26, 2021 at 10:02 AM | Reply

    The picture of Kemp signing , surrounded by 6 older white men, says it all about racist America. Democracy has disappeared in America

  14. It is laughable that USA is declared as the greatest Democracy in the world when individual States are able to suppress voters this blatantly as in Georgia to stop voters from one party to vote.

  15. Pamela Mattox | March 26, 2021 at 4:04 PM | Reply

    Yes it is a sad day. I thought the 1964 voting rights act was it. But, I guess we need to fight for our right to vote again.

    • As long as you have extreme right wing politicians in charge anywhere this fight will be a never ending saga

  16. Federal election laws is an absolute must, now.
    The slow coup has moved to state level.

  17. “…we can’t count on the courts” – scary how matter-of-factly he said it!

  18. THE GOP has one message: we will make laws to make this a country that only GOP can manipulate, control, supress and intimidate in order to stay in power. Colorblind and colorless driven.

  19. The filibuster must go now for Democrats to pass the voting rights act S1 now.

  20. Trisha Eastman | March 26, 2021 at 9:46 PM | Reply

    I want this to go to the Supreme Court and settle this once and for all.

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