Outcry As Texas Governor Slashes Number Of Ballot Drop Boxes | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Rachel Maddow reports on an abrupt order by Texas governor Greg Abbott to reduce the number of ballot drop boxes to one per county. Aired on 10/01/2020.
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Outcry As Texas Governor Slashes Number Of Ballot Drop Boxes | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

71 Comments on "Outcry As Texas Governor Slashes Number Of Ballot Drop Boxes | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Trump isn’t the President. He just plays one on TV.

    • But he will be the Dictator of a Racist, Fascist country, IF WE ALLOW IT! HELP EACH OTHER! Support each other and volunteer to help GET THE VOTE OUT! Join the DNC volunteer groups, or other Pro-Democracy support groups! FIGHT FOR THE REPUBLIC! And, VOTE!

    • Well, we may see his understudy take over for him soon—but if the Republican Race Bannon, Mike Pence gets sick too, we may see Pelosi become the first female President. (Even if it’s just for a short interim period.)

    • Kernelpickle : Mike Pence is going to be replaced by Ivanka, if the GOP succeed in their Coup. She is being groomed for the presidency, so as to ensure Donny’s insulation, if and when he retires. At his age, he has to consider incapacity, and Pence is not reliable, except as a yes man. She can carry the load, so that Donny can have a third or fourth term, whilst golfing, and she, being complicit in his crimes, will guarantee his insulation. Fact

    • Mainly on foxy news murkdog TV, his creator keeps trumpeting his glory

    • @Ash Roskell Huh? The Speaker of the House is 3rd in line to the presidency…if the VP can’t fulfill his duties as president either. That, my friend, is FACT.

  2. This is the first time Melania has ever been positive around Trump.

  3. Vote blue down the ballot America!! 👏 Biden/Harris 2020!! 👏 Wash away the Republican corruption!!

  4. It makes it easier to tamper with the ballots when they are concentrated /centralized in a few places. As usual, the only way republicans can ever win is by lying, cheating, and stealing.

  5. It’s time and independent electoral commission was put in place to oversee all electoral procedures. We don’t need this kind of voter supression.

    • If Biden wins and the Democrats take over the Senate and increase their lead in the House, there WILL be changes to voting regulations from State run, to Federally managed like how taxes are. Required forms, required signatures, required dates of submission, and then tracking of them. I believe we should also get rid of the Electoral College as the GOP are showing they can still place Trump in office , just based upon them deciding they don’t accept the results, and then the HOUSE selects him. So the HOUSE decision would be one vote per STATE…and not by the amount of people in that state. The GOP controls 26 states..and the Democrats 23. So they can still place Trump in office by a loophole created in our Constitution.

    • @hankakah Quite right, reform has to happen.

    • @Adject This is what the state legislatures that are a GOP majority are trying to do right now.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBgw-eEK30w&list=LLh2ShvgEyA0AZg4weEfWrdQ&index=2

    • I think of it like this: Simply consider what YOU would be prepared to do, to prevent yourself from a life sentence, the disgust of your family (those who aren’t complicit?) and the national, historic DISGRACE, which will be written into the school curriculum, placing your name alongside people like Benedict Arnold? Now, take that answer, and multiply it by psychosis and zero conscience. Then add the levers of full, administrative POWER over the entire country. Now, you’re starting to see it, if you didn’t already. Yes. It’s THAT BAD.
      And the worst part? Well, that’s also the best part. Only YOU can save the Republic! YOU are blameless, but YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE for what happens next. It’s not enough to just vote. You must SEE IT THROUGH to Inauguration Day, and help and support your brothers and sisters of America’s Republic! Get INVOLVED! That’s the ONLY WAY to save America. Are you ready for that? Of not, your Republic is over, forever. It really is up to YOU
      Failure is NOT an option. God bless America ✌️

  6. cookies4present | October 2, 2020 at 3:27 AM | Reply

    Doesn’t George Bush still live in Texas.
    He should be talking these people to get them to stop this

    • Georgie is on a tight schedule with his portrait painting in his studio in Dallas, he won’t…🤠..have time.

  7. bobothecreepyclown | October 2, 2020 at 3:31 AM | Reply

    Did we we need further proof that Republicans don’t actually believe in democracy.

  8. Abbott needs to go give Trump and Melania get well kisses!

  9. How is this not illegal, how do is it justified? Red state AZ pulled this crxp it was a nightmare!

  10. I would be ok if trump resigns immediately due to his Covid medical condition.

  11. The Republican party is no longer hiding it’s contempt for the American people.

    • And, we must reveal our full contempt for the GOP, by our ACTIONS. Merely by upholding the Constitution and helping and supporting others to do the same, and to get the vote out, we can show our contempt for criminality, racism, corruption, stirring up national civil strife and stealing American tax payers money and resources! Vote! And help others to VOTE! ✌️

    • leila rezazad | October 2, 2020 at 7:11 AM | Reply

      They are only in office to help themselves, screw the people

    • ONLY THE BEST CONS RACISTS AND TRAITORS

  12. They must be anticipating a landslide loss for Trump.

  13. When the time comes this governor has to be voted out. Unethical. He is putting people at risk of contracting Covid.

  14. Vote every Republican out. The Republican’s premise since the beginning of their existence has been for the interests of the wealthy. And not rich, but wealthy. If you are not in the wealthiest 5%, you are not part of their agenda. Please do your research.

    • If you want improved healthcare it’s a fact Republicans can’t be in power in the Congress, Senate, and the Presidency.

  15. Republicans are the party of corruption and they are reveling in it.

  16. nicholas nesmith | October 2, 2020 at 4:04 AM | Reply

    Isn’t that voter suppression? Looks like things haven’t changed much😞

    • Republicans would never stumble THAT low…. oh wait

    • Robert Lavelle | October 2, 2020 at 6:23 AM | Reply

      And election tampering

    • Troy Patterson | October 2, 2020 at 6:46 AM | Reply

      Yes it is because a lot of people in Texas do not have the means or time to drive for hours to the one drop off box in their county and Gov. Abbott knows this. Then on top of this..to do it with just one day notice with about four weeks until the election and probably to late for people to mail their ballot since Dejoy has screwed up mail delivery for Trump. If all the drop off boxes were such a concern, he should have done something a month or so ago because they did not just pop up overnight, he knew about them and just waited for the right time to shut them down.

    • Robert Lavelle | October 2, 2020 at 6:49 AM | Reply

      @Troy Patterson It was orchestrated purposely for that result.

    • Oh, but they have! This is not your classic gerrymandering and race-aimed voter suppression, we’re seeing here? This is an all out bid to establish a Dictatorship, under which no vote will ever matter, ever again. Ivanka will be your next, “president,” and Donny will be insulated for life. She will be VP within a year, unless they lose this election. The media companies that own CNN and MSNBC will go down in a hostile takeover, paid for by foreign oligarchs and, when challenged in the courts, Bill Barr will personally take the side of the oligarchs and ensure it comes before a Donny appointed judge. And, this comment will have been erased, my account blocked, like in China and Russia. And you will all get poorer, each year, less informed, and more frightened. Until, nearly all of you opt out of political news altogether, because,, “what’s the point, right?” And, so it will go, until the day arrives when some poxy lowlife, who never would have gotten a JOB in an ordered society, turns up at your house wearing a shiny uniform, and clutching the back catalogue of your greatest hits on the internet. He (and it will be a, “he”) will tell you that you have a record of sedition, and to come with him, right away. “No, you can’t speak to your children,” he’ll say. And he’ll add, “No, you can’t get your coat. You won’t need a coat where you’re going, anyway.” . . .

  17. If Trump is such a great President ever! Why is Texas making it hard to vote???…..

  18. Sharon Checkel | October 2, 2020 at 4:16 AM | Reply

    Why slash ballot drop off boxes. This is just wrong. Trying to make it a dictator country?!

    • @Sharon Checkel..Yes, Governor Abbott Is A YES tRump I’ll Kiss Your A** Man! There Are Some Republicans Who See Nothing Wrong Here.

  19. I’m a Texan and in a wheelchair. Greg Abbott should be dropped off, in his wheelchair, in the middle of Harris County, when it’s time to turn his ballot in. Let’s see how long it takes him to get to NRG Stadium. He’s a disgrace to the disabled community and to Texas, in general.

    • robyn deddens | October 2, 2020 at 8:50 AM | Reply

      TangentOmega this is an outrageous in my opinion. I too live in Harris county and I was in disbelief at first. Houston traffic is so bad just trying to get there will be a nightmare

    • ragtime forever | October 2, 2020 at 9:21 AM | Reply

      I’m in Florida, and we have our own outrages here, but if I were in your shoes I’d really be furious, too.

    • The Jezebel Resistance | October 2, 2020 at 10:41 AM | Reply

      Amen to that! It’s nothing more than one of many plausibly deniable voter suppression tactics to stay in power. This is undemocratic and unAmerican. Absolutely DISGRACEFUL!

  20. The US isn’t a democracy any more; this is real banana republic BS.

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