Record Turnout Moves Iowa GOP To Attack Successful Voting System | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Record Turnout Moves Iowa GOP To Attack Successful Voting System | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1

 

Rachel Maddow looks at how a vote-by-mail system in Iowa was so successful that is produced a record turnout for this year's primary elections. So naturally Republicans are eager to hobble the system before November's election. Aired on 6/9/2020.
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Record Turnout Moves Iowa GOP To Attack Successful Voting System | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

91 Comments on "Record Turnout Moves Iowa GOP To Attack Successful Voting System | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Laura Zaboraski | June 10, 2020 at 12:05 PM | Reply

    How about republicans vote in person and democrats vote by mail…seems fair

    • Tanya Nguyen | June 12, 2020 at 9:38 PM | Reply

      American Pie – evidence? Or are you just gonna claim it?

      You can go to Colorado Secretary of State site, and see all the challenges of our elections.
      https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/resultsData.html?menuheaders=5

      Feel free to show me your statistics, studies, or other facts.

      Thankskaybye

    • American Pie | June 12, 2020 at 9:48 PM | Reply

      @Tanya Nguyen
      STATE
      Colorado
      YEAR
      2017
      NAME
      Angelo Felix Abad
      CASE TYPE
      Criminal Conviction
      FRAUD TYPE
      Ballot Petition Fraud
      STATE
      Colorado
      YEAR
      2017
      NAME
      Maureen Marie Moss
      CASE TYPE
      Criminal Conviction
      FRAUD TYPE
      Ballot Petition Fraud
      STATE
      Colorado
      YEAR
      2017
      NAME
      Toni Lee Newbill
      CASE TYPE
      Criminal Conviction
      FRAUD TYPE
      Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots
      STATE
      Colorado
      YEAR
      2014
      NAME
      Carol Hannah
      CASE TYPE
      Criminal Conviction
      FRAUD TYPE
      Duplicate Voting
      STATE
      Colorado
      YEAR
      2015
      NAME
      Vitaliy B. Grabchenko
      CASE TYPE
      Criminal Conviction
      FRAUD TYPE
      False Registrations
      STATE
      Colorado
      YEAR
      2012
      NAME
      Brittany Curtis
      CASE TYPE
      Criminal Conviction
      FRAUD TYPE
      Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots
      STATE
      Colorado
      YEAR
      2011
      NAME
      David Harold Shackley
      CASE TYPE
      Criminal Conviction
      FRAUD TYPE
      Duplicate Voting
      STATE
      Colorado
      YEAR
      2007
      NAME
      John McCarthy
      CASE TYPE
      Criminal Conviction
      FRAUD TYPE
      False Registrations
      STATE
      Colorado
      YEAR
      2006
      NAME
      Winston Keyes
      CASE TYPE
      Criminal Conviction
      FRAUD TYPE
      Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots
      STATE
      Colorado
      YEAR
      2005
      NAME
      Ajmal Shah
      CASE TYPE
      Criminal Conviction
      FRAUD TYPE
      Ineligible Voting
      STATE
      Colorado
      YEAR
      2016
      NAME
      Elsadig Saeed Merghani
      CASE TYPE
      Criminal Conviction
      FRAUD TYPE
      Ballot Petition Fraud
      STATE
      Colorado
      YEAR
      2017
      NAME
      Sarilu Sosa-Sanchez
      CASE TYPE
      Criminal Conviction
      FRAUD TYPE
      Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots, Duplicate Voting
      STATE
      Colorado
      YEAR
      2017
      NAME
      Steven Curtis
      CASE TYPE
      Criminal Conviction
      FRAUD TYPE
      Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots
      STATE
      Colorado
      YEAR
      2018
      NAME
      Nathan Parks
      CASE TYPE
      Criminal Conviction
      FRAUD TYPE
      Duplicate Voting

      It goes on and on..
      Most cases end in a plea deal
      Diversion Program
      Any criminal case in which a judge directs a defendant into a pre-trial diversion program, or stays or defers adjudication with the understanding that the conviction will be cleared upon completion of the program.

      Yes Virginia
      There is Colorado voting fraud. Always seems to be Democrats too. Huh.. Go figure.
      Now dont ask questions if you dont know the answer. I do my homework Democrat Commy… do yours.

    • Tanya Nguyen | June 12, 2020 at 10:23 PM | Reply

      American Pie – yes. You listed the two absentee ballot (mail ballot) frauds that I know of. Again, I said last eight years. The duplicate voting convictions were polling place convictions. You did know that, right?

    • Tanya Nguyen | June 12, 2020 at 10:28 PM | Reply

      American Pie : one other thing. Colorado has 3,300,000 registered voters. Assuming only 50% of those vote (though it is a higher than that), your 12 convictions (if I counted right) since 2002 is a damned low voter fraud incident. And going to mail ballot since 2012 did NOT increase the number of fraud convictions or claims.

      But sure, you are right, there were more than I thought. By three. Out of 3 million voters. Good on you!

    • American Pie | June 12, 2020 at 11:51 PM | Reply

      @Tanya Nguyen
      You have poor reading and comprehension skills. Reread. Most are plea bargained and get off .. It happens regularly. Many more than 12 , that was just an example to rebuke your lie that only 2 were prosecuted. Youre obviously a corrupt official. Ill persue.

  2. Magical Frijoles | June 10, 2020 at 12:06 PM | Reply

    I have never been more excited to vote against a group of people. If they want to give me some Republican candidates that fight for equality, democracy, and at the same time for fiscal responsibility then I am all ears. Until then, I will vote against anyone who supports Trump.

    • Duke Metzger | June 11, 2020 at 10:34 PM | Reply

      @mssweetlisa I don’t click links here so either talk or be silent. Your choice.

    • Duke Metzger | June 11, 2020 at 10:35 PM | Reply

      @Mouth Eater Sad as that is, but I an not sure any Republican can win at the current rate.

    • @Duke Metzger
      Too scared to click a link. Too ignorant to be open minded and see anothers point of view. I’m done. Thought I could get thru to you or at least have a civilized conversation

    • @Pat Moore https://youtu.be/gZw4pNdWXpc

      Proof that he ISN’T Racist. But I know you aren’t interested in knowledge or seeing the TRUTH

    • Duke Metzger | June 12, 2020 at 6:29 PM | Reply

      @mssweetlisa well I guess that’s what happens when you back up your opinion with a link and try to let someone or something else speak for you. I don’t click links I don’t know. Never have, never will.

  3. cosgrove notts | June 10, 2020 at 12:08 PM | Reply

    This country is backward in politics.

  4. we are in a cold war with the republican confederacy.

  5. Donald Intlekofer | June 10, 2020 at 12:17 PM | Reply

    Things have changed since I was a kid in the 50s, now the only sure things are death, taxes, and republicans cheating on voting.

    • And everybody seems to just accept that…
      Where is the anger??
      Too much happy pills?

    • Enckidoo Falling | June 10, 2020 at 2:56 PM | Reply

      Zett76 why do you think people are rioting!

    • Enckidoo Falling for a number of (good) causes…
      Still, the topic “GOP rigs another election, like always” seems to only cause shrugs.

    • buddhastaxi666 | June 10, 2020 at 6:15 PM | Reply

      @Shawn Corbin Double down reality bubble. You are Gaslighting which is how sociopaths cope by not acknowledging their vairious crimes.

    • buddhastaxi666 | June 10, 2020 at 6:17 PM | Reply

      I was a kid in the 50s after ALL my family fought Fascism and flourished in a free society.

  6. I know I know….. the Republican party is doomed due to their ignorance and the clown in the office so they have to cheat there way in

    • Lester Vinghail I have more in reserve than you and your buddy Obama have combined. Appreciate the concern though.

    • Lester Vinghail | June 11, 2020 at 12:29 AM | Reply

      @Mike Romigh I’m sure, copy-pasting Fox News talking points takes a real mind at work.

    • The red side been cheating their way in since 2016 since they know their on their way out they have to cheat just to stay in. It’s why congressional districts are always drawn in favor of red states because whoever in positions at the time the lines are drawn Riggs the system in favor of thier affiliated party.

    • Power corrupts | June 11, 2020 at 11:55 AM | Reply

      Less than twenty percent of the population voted for this mistake that occupies the white house. Voter suppression by gerrymandering, closing down polling stations, purging voter registration records, restrictive voter is and is how they “win”.
      The protests, the demonstrations, the lawsuits, and the civil unrest will continue until he is removed from the white house.

    • @Mike Romigh Your hypocrisy is noted. Regardless though, Benghazi, that’s the thread you’re pulling at these days still after Trump mishandled hurricane, economic, and covid responses. Gimme any of the names of the people that died during Benghazi, and I’ll trade your the names of Covid deaths in one of three countries so mismanaged as to still have rising case numbers and deaths. But those four people you can’t name without googling are super relevant, right?

  7. The GOP knows that the more people vote, the more they lose.

  8. Nikolaos Konstantinou | June 10, 2020 at 12:33 PM | Reply

    Baffled says the Criminal Russian Swindler Republican!

    • Football Nerd | June 10, 2020 at 1:01 PM | Reply

      I’ve decided that simply voting blue is not enough. These next 5 months are a critical period in US history and we simply cannot allow them to go to waste. The corrupt Republicans are going to do everything they can to cling onto power and we must defeat them.

      I’ve set up a facebook page to mock Donald Trump and show him up for the incompetent leader that he is by fact checking his lies. If you have facebook please follow my page and invite your friends to follow it too. This is the link to the page https://www.facebook.com/My-Memes-109982137409411/?modal=admin_todo_tour

      Each democratic person may only have 1 vote but there are things we can do, to persuade other people to vote blue. We need to all start campaigning on the streets and on social media so we can take our country back!!

  9. if everyone who’s eligible to vote actually voted, no republican would ever win again. and that’s not coming from me, that’s coming straight from the blabbering mouth of Mango Unchained himself. he and the rest of the GOP know they can’t win without suppression and cheating.

    • Alice's Rabbit | June 13, 2020 at 7:10 AM | Reply

      @American Pie
      Shoo, fly.

    • American Pie | June 13, 2020 at 8:25 AM | Reply

      Sarah B
      What a marxist

    • Interesting that you mentioned cheating, B. The whole point of the fake narrative of more blacks having been killed by cops then whites was done to pump up Biden’s points.
      Only the average gullible spud is unaware of how the media uses propoganda to achieve specific goals.
      Liberals can see it on fox.
      Conservatives can see it on all the rest of the MSM.
      Yet, both are blind to their own cognitive bias.

      Seriously, you actually believe this sudden barrage of constant media race baiting coming up to the election was just coincidence?

    • Alice's Rabbit | June 13, 2020 at 1:37 PM | Reply

      @user name your account is a week old…

    • @Alice’s Rabbit And?

  10. Tracey Gibson | June 10, 2020 at 12:34 PM | Reply

    Instead of sending letter having people request a ballot they should go ahead and send the ballot to everyone.

    • Football Nerd | June 10, 2020 at 1:01 PM | Reply

      I’ve decided that simply voting blue is not enough. These next 5 months are a critical period in US history and we simply cannot allow them to go to waste. The corrupt Republicans are going to do everything they can to cling onto power and we must defeat them.

      I’ve set up a facebook page to mock Donald Trump and show him up for the incompetent leader that he is by fact checking his lies. If you have facebook please follow my page and invite your friends to follow it too. This is the link to the page https://www.facebook.com/My-Memes-109982137409411/?modal=admin_todo_tour

      Each democratic person may only have 1 vote but there are things we can do, to persuade other people to vote blue. We need to all start campaigning on the streets and on social media so we can take our country back!!

    • WELL NO. THEY NEED TO KNOW WHO IS CURRENTLY AT EACH ADDRESS THO JUST SENDING A BALLOT TO EACH KNOWN ADDRESS SHOULD BE OK. WE DONT WANT TO WASTE MONEY OR PUT TOO MANY BALLOTS OUT ENCOURAGING CHEATING. THIS IS RIDICULOUS COMPUTERS PHONES AND SERVERS SHOULD BE UNHACKABLE BY BOW. WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO VOTE BY COMPUTER PAD IPHONE LANDLINE IE ANY DEVICE. SAFELY AND SECURLY.

    • If you are a registered voter in Colorado, you get a ballot. Of course, you have to keep your mailing address up to date.

    • the voters have to send the request back, so its proven, they still own this address and are alive. If you just send the vote material to every registered voter, many papers will be send to dead persons and new appartment inhabitants which could than vote in someone elses name.

  11. Nunya Business | June 10, 2020 at 12:36 PM | Reply

    Trying to suppress the vote. Can only win by cheating

  12. The true republican agenda comes to light and it is not in the best interest of citizens or the country.

  13. Republicans are just disgusting politicians, and not so good human beings either.

    • Anthony Egidio | June 11, 2020 at 12:11 PM | Reply

      @Douglas Perry don’t look now MAGAt, but Biden has been knocking it out of the park in the last few weeks. He makes dotard look like the incompetent imbecile that he is. That dementia narrative you idiots concocted is going to be useless once the debates start. Unless, of course, bunker baby cancels them because he knows he’s going to get spanked hard. BIDEN 2020🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    • @Kenny dark2light , no but his past isn’t the issue.

    • Democrats are the pillars of honesty? The shining example of what good human beings are supposed to be? LMMFAO

    • Anthony Egidio Debates? You’re kidding right? Lmao,he’s going to be humiliated on national television,and you know it.The funny part is he won’t remember.

    • Douglas Perry | June 11, 2020 at 2:05 PM | Reply

      @Anthony Egidio will Joe be quoting from the thing in the debates?

  14. Jennifer White | June 10, 2020 at 12:44 PM | Reply

    Full and fair elections are the enemy of republicans AKA the minority.

    • ScootMagoot46 | June 11, 2020 at 6:49 PM | Reply

      True. But they are also the enemy of the Democratic Party establishment in Presidential Primaries as 2016 and 2020 have shown us. From all of 2016, to Iowa 2020 at the very least.

    • ScootMagoot46 | June 11, 2020 at 6:50 PM | Reply

      Also, I remember MSNBC and CNN shouting “turnout is down” after voters voted in the Primary. Now they’re admitting we had record turnout. Jesus Christ. typical.

    • Judy Hinterlong | June 11, 2020 at 7:47 PM | Reply

      Jennifer White so why are you against voter ID?

  15. Because repubs can’t win in a democracy.

    • Sonesh Koolath | June 11, 2020 at 7:53 PM | Reply

      @Judy Hinterlong Democracy: A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.

    • Sonesh Koolath | June 11, 2020 at 7:54 PM | Reply

      @Judy Hinterlong Why is it bad idea that everyone who is eligible gets the chance to vote

    • Judy Hinterlong | June 11, 2020 at 8:56 PM | Reply

      Sonesh Koolath People’s Republic of China is neither a republic nor a democracy.

    • Sonesh Koolath | June 11, 2020 at 11:51 PM | Reply

      @Judy Hinterlong Neither is democratic republic of Korea. A democracy or a republic.

    • Sonesh Koolath | June 11, 2020 at 11:52 PM | Reply

      @Judy Hinterlong are you actually going to compare the US to a dictatorship.

  16. Gilmore Mccoy | June 10, 2020 at 12:49 PM | Reply

    Nothing new here, Republicans are trying to cheat by stopping US citizens from voting by any means necessary 💩.

  17. Iowa was one of Trump’s strongest base in ’16. To see there is a chance to turn it blue in ’20 is fantastic!

    • That Iowa went to Trump is odd when you remember Trump publicly stated that Iowa voters were stupid after he lost to Cruz.

    • Honestly if the entire map isn’t blue after all the destruction Trump has caused to the country, voters should be ashamed.

    • Glenna Reinhardt | June 11, 2020 at 2:52 PM | Reply

      @Adam Taylor I agree. I don’t understand how, after everything Trump has said and done, anyone can still support him. I mean I knew there were people like this in the country, but I had no idea how many there were until Trump got voted into office. And Trump panders to them. He tells them exactly what they want to hear. It’s funny how before he started running as a republican that he was absolutely pro-choice (those were his exact words), he was for the Iraq War, he didn’t think illegals should be deported because they are hard workers and risked their lives and the lives of their families to come here for a better life (again, his words), and that Hillary would be a tremendous president. Then he decided to run as a Republican and does a 180 on everything he believed. How his supporters don’t know any of this is beyond me. The only thing I can figure is they didn’t do their homework and they desperately wanted to believe him.

    • Kearran Hazes | June 12, 2020 at 12:11 AM | Reply

      Glenna Reinhardt they are in love with a reality TV star. They can’t see past it. if they were presented with that info you described , they would call it fake news or some type of conspiracy to get Trump out of office. They wear blinders

    • 2016 was about which candidate do you dislike less. Which is why they went for Trump even after he insulted them.

  18. Diego Suarez | June 10, 2020 at 12:53 PM | Reply

    Are Republicans that afraid? The writing is on the wall!

    • . Are you kidding? Republicans are terrified. And they have been for decades. That’s why they went to such lengths to gerrymander and suppress the vote and funded the creation of Fox News and other similar propaganda outlets to brainwash people.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAFJk-NytBE
      A Parkway Drive song
      Felt fitting to your comment. Enjoy 🙂

    • Donna Humphries | June 11, 2020 at 11:30 AM | Reply

      That is why every seat up for election.. every city, county, state and government seat, must vote Republicans out!

    • Sharon Bussanmas | June 11, 2020 at 3:11 PM | Reply

      I’m horrified they may succeed.

    • Yes. Democrats are going to be smashed, that’s why they’ve concocted this mail in voting. So they can flood the election with fake votes.
      They’ve tried Russian collision, impeachment, Corona virus, and now it’s riots. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  19. Why are they baffled? Republicans want lower voter turnout. They’ve admitted it time and time again and they make up excuses whenever possible to suppress voter turnout. Republicans want fewer people to vote, they want to keep the electoral college in place and they want to restrict people’s rights. The Republican party is anti democracy. They are unamerican.

  20. Carol Sitzberger | June 10, 2020 at 1:48 PM | Reply

    Vote
    SINK THE SS TRUMP LIKE THE TITANIC

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