PA Republicans Follow Trump’s Lead, Move To Exert Control Over Election | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

PA Republicans Follow Trump's Lead, Move To Exert Control Over Election | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Rachel Maddow reports on a proposal by Pennsylvania Republicans to create a new committee to oversee the election raising concerns of undue influence. Aired on 10/01/2020.
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PA Republicans Follow Trump's Lead, Move To Exert Control Over Election | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

46 Comments on "PA Republicans Follow Trump’s Lead, Move To Exert Control Over Election | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

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

    • Jeremiah Bachmann | October 2, 2020 at 5:53 AM | Reply

      I hate having to do that, but they gave us no choice. There should be great candidates from many parties, but the GOP is so bad that we must do what needs to be done.

  2. Today the Republican Party is a criminal political cult obssessed with power and greed, and to achieve their two priorities, they will do anything, and I mean ANYTHING..

    Since 2016, we have witnessed a test of the depths to which the Republican Party will sink. How much corruption, how much collusion with foreign powers and betrayal of the national interest will that party’s elected representatives stand for?  Well the results of that test are abundantly clear, shocking, and horrifying: There is no bottom.

    The GOP is now a thoroughly corrupt party. Trump is a symptom, not the disease, and our democracy will remain under threat even if and when he’s gone.

    The corruption we see in the Republican party today can be defined as institutional depravity. It isn’t an occasional failure to uphold norms, but a consistent repudiation of them. It isn’t about dirty money so much as the pursuit and abuse of power—power as an end in itself, justifying almost any means.

    The modern GOP as a whole, is overwhelmingly corrupt, and dominated by fanaticals and extremists.  Anyone imagining that Trump being defeated in November will lead to a moral awakening, or that republicans will return to democratic political norms once Trump is gone, is living in a fantasy world.

    Republicans have chosen suppression and authoritarianism, because unlike the Dems, their party isn’t a coalition of interests in search of a majority. The Republican party isn’t interested in what the majority of Americans want. The Republican party doesn’t even hide it’s contempt for the American people.

    The big question is whether America as we know it can long endure when one of its two major parties has effectively rejected the principles on which our nation was built.

    • @Dustin V I’m not wondering, because I’m sure that’s the case.

    • Yvonne Rahmes | October 2, 2020 at 5:21 AM | Reply

      What I need to find out, is what can I do- something concrete, to help this situation, as well as address this whole issue of what the republican party has become.

    • @Yvonne Rahmes all that’s left is voting. Here’s hoping it’s an unmistakable landslide for dems. And if dems do win, i bet some dumb republican politician will be on fox like “See! I tried to make em lose so much but they still won so obviously they cheated” lmfao

    • Dustin V : I’m pretty certain that a GRU agent got his software into the voting technology (on sight!) in Florida. But, anyone who tries to whistleblow has been warned that they’ll go to jail, under Bush’s Anti-Terror legislation, so there’s been a black out on that. But, they never did tell us if they even got that software out again? Let alone how many counties were infected, etc? All we know is that Donny took up residence within weeks of that story breaking and then launched his Campaign from there. And, the fact that he said that even mail in ballots were the one exception that would be reliable; IN FLORIDA, should have set off everyone’s alarms. This election is rigged at EVERY LEVEL. But, we’ll only ever know the truth if we VOTE THEM OUT! ✌️

    • Dustin V : You can help get the vote out; join your local representatives, find out what they need from volunteers and VOLUNTEER. You can video any shenanigans you see (from a safe distance) and live stream it, in case you, “lose,” your camera somehow. There’s a lot you can DO. Depending on how strongly you feel about this, last stand of the Republic?

  3. I don’t think GOP’s objective is to know the results as they already believe they are going to lose. Their objective is to lend sway to Trump’s desired objective to sabotage the election, even at the expense of Republican voters.

    • Yvonne Rahmes | October 2, 2020 at 5:18 AM | Reply

      Yes, but in reality, the result of such actions by the republicans will be chaos and stolen votes as well. I do NOT necessarily believe THEY expect to LOSE either! Look at the success of their gerrymandering! This is a 6-alarm fire, I am so shocked that this is “a plan” how … filthy and disgusting.

    • Cancan Girl : What would YOU DO to avoid jail, disgrace and national shame, people? Multiply THAT by zero conscience, and then add all that POWER of government control. These are desperate criminals, trying to avoid, “Consequences.” VOTE! Help others! Get the vote out! Volunteer for the DNC for 5 weeks! And see it through to Biden’s Inauguration! VOTE! ✌️

    • This is Florida 2000 taken to its extreme. When the count got too close and was being re-done, the (R)s complained of the delay while simultaneously filing court briefs to SLOW IT DOWN. They succeeded in running out the clock for certifying the election result and having SCOTUS overrule the FLA Supreme Court’s order to finish counting. In 2020, the state (R)s are planning to: 1) muck up the counting until the certification deadline; 2) select replacement EC electors whom they will instruct to vote for Trump, and if that isn’t enough; 3) send the decision to the US House of Representatives for a state-by-state vote.
      Each one of these moves is being considered b/c the (R)s don’t think Trump can win by counting all of the votes. This is how the modern Republican party rolls. Mitch McConnell refused to give Merrick Garland a hearing precisely b/c he thought Garland might get enough votes for confirmation. The “last year of a president’s term” rationale was BS; if he though he had the “No” votes to defeat the nomination, he’d have done it and avoided all the bad press that the (R)s have gotten. Amy Barrett’s nomination wouldn’t be saddled with Mitch’s hypocrisy today.
      The (R)s are doing exactly what they charge the (D)s of doing – defrauding the voters.

  4. Daddy’s Delicious Delights | October 2, 2020 at 3:39 AM | Reply

    Wow, many Americans are crying be afraid of “Socialism”, but should be aware of Communism happening right in front of their eyes.

  5. This is where America is. The party in power is meddling with the elections, as in a third world country.

    • Yvonne Rahmes | October 2, 2020 at 5:15 AM | Reply

      @ursula mittmann not YET, Rachel’s fighting, Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta is fighting, I will fight too!

    • Kristopher AAnensen | October 2, 2020 at 6:10 AM | Reply

      @ursula mittmann well theyr just one party from being a one party republic, There is a overclass that dont pay TAX and it has been accepted in 4 years that the family to the President hav gotten importent state positions.. the lines are getting blurryer by the cm.. oo thats right thay even got their own measurements system.. next thing would probably bee that the sitting president will have his ovn private army.. like the Proud boys???

    • Yes. This is either how the Republic died, or how we saved it, at the very final hour. And, it will be so much worse than the last 4 years. No restraint, no shame, and not even the pretence of Democratic, “values,” will be left. The media will be taken from us, and we’ll be left with a controlled, pale shadow, like those of China and Russia, in which comments like mine will never get through, or be read by any American. Oligarchs will take over and the companies that own CNN and MSNBC, etc, will face government backed hostile takeovers. And, to insulate Donny, Ivanka will take over as VP, along the way, and become the prime candidate in a rigged election, under a Racist Dictatorship. Not ONE American will escape the pain. Vote, and help others to vote. Volunteer, do what you can. This is the Republic’s last stand ✌️

    • I live in a 3rd/Developing World country. The USA is ‘just’ about there. This is the kind of shenanigans that happens here.

    • Kristopher AAnensen | October 2, 2020 at 6:42 AM | Reply

      @Ash Roskell To bad you Americans never takeld the FAKE NEWS problem..

  6. GORGEOUSGEORGE | October 2, 2020 at 3:44 AM | Reply

    For the last 75 years America has been telling the world it was fighting for democracy, and was kind enough to take that fight all over the world, killing millions, destroying countries and creating corrupt regimes.

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch….

    The US only ratified the Voting Rights Act in 1964, has laughable gerrymandering of constituencies, the ludicrous Electoral College system, and equally undemocratic Senate where folk in poorly populated (and poor) states have a far bigger say than folk in bigger states.
    And now we see this taken to extremes by the RepubliKKKan “party”..more like a crime syndicate…
    Voter suppression gone is literally frightening. American credibility is now so shot to pieces, we won’t be able to exert influence anywhere in the world, whilst China patiently and consistently pursues it’s long term strategy..
    Trump watches cable news about himself.
    Putin schemes and plans in Eastern Europe and the middle East
    Rest of the world says “WTF!???”

  7. Trump is the least dignified President since William Howard Taft held a jell-o wrestling contest on the South Lawn.

  8. Bonnie Bagley | October 2, 2020 at 4:00 AM | Reply

    This stinks.
    And they just changed the requirements foe legal signatures — after some ballots have already been mailed. And a real estate board as monitors? Really?

  9. Anthony Hafciojoni | October 2, 2020 at 4:07 AM | Reply

    Full speed ahead. Screw GOP
    We can’t slow down now that the sleeves are rolled up!
    Don’t let down.. not the last 30 days!

  10. Curious George | October 2, 2020 at 4:08 AM | Reply

    As a non American it’s hard to believe that anyone would vote republikkkan

  11. Penelope Harris | October 2, 2020 at 4:09 AM | Reply

    The Penn state republicans are turning american democracy into a fascist Putin state. For the love of god decency and integrity of the election cease and desist!!!

  12. Gov of PA better not let this happen

  13. Trump and Republicans are frightened of the power of your vote. Do not let them win. They were always going to continue their voter purging and suppression.
    Vote a 🌊🌊🌊🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲

  14. America, we have a Dictator on our hands & the republicans are helping him. Vote them all out.

  15. Mcfishy First | October 2, 2020 at 4:17 AM | Reply

    Trumps running ads that are false and Miss leading

  16. The Rublicans are in bed with the Russians. Vote them all out.

  17. Abolish the electoral college and THIS WON’T HAPPEN!! Is not the people’s choice if it can be changed by picking a couple hundred bias electors

  18. Anyone give just one reason why we still have an electoral college?

  19. Unbelievable in a country like the USA.

  20. Revenge of Ramen Smith | October 2, 2020 at 6:12 AM | Reply

    I didn’t used to hate republicans. I just disagreed with them. But as of about a month ago, I do hate them. This is flat out un-American

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