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Ali Velshi looks at how Republicans are helping Donald Trump spread his baseless claims of voter fraud with some reportedly too cowardly to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden in person and instead asking that their congratulations be passed along privately. Aired on 11/11/2020.
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83 Comments on "Republicans Fall In Line With Trump’s Anti-Democracy Efforts | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Imagine being a major media outlet quoting another media outlet who is quoting an anonymous source and saying its journalism.

    • MBearchesterfield | November 11, 2020 at 4:37 PM | Reply

      @Charles Reohr They’re not showing proof. They’re offering rumors and hearsay, which is pretty much expected since tRump only hires bottom of the barrel lawyers.

    • @Andres Herrera Apparently they are the people that have brainwashed you into thinking that the news is the truth.

    • Andres Herrera | November 11, 2020 at 5:09 PM | Reply

      @Charles Reohr i.e. you have no answer. Got it. Go back to your breitbart & infowars little boy.

    • @Todd V Info TV Wow you think you are an informed person. Have you watched any news station that isn’t fox. They are not a news program. They are an opinion show(there words). I say all states do a recount for every position that was voted on this cycle and let them all lose twice.

    • It has happened before. People have trolled the news. But look at it another way. What if some of the first people to troll the news with fake news and sources did it to hook people to do it just for fun to create a placebo effect for the lies to be believed. Journalists have created fake stories at the cost of their credibility.

      If there are fake votes or not two things need to be done. 1, count the votes in an official manner because what was released on the night of 11/03/2020 was unofficial. Remember, the press predicted that “DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN” only to have Truman hold that headline over his head with the win in his pocket. 2, because if good men do nothing, evil wins. Please look up the Buffalo, NY postal worker attested for alleged mail theft.

  2. “Anti-Democracy efforts?”

    Has everybody forgotten that America isn’t actually a Democracy? It’s a Republic. Being Anti-Democratic is what the Electoral College is all about! That’s kinda the whole point.

    • @Andy Thomas Jefferson famously said “Democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding what is for dinner.”

      The founders rejected Democracy in favor of Republic, because they saw Democracy as inherently tyrannical (which it is). And actually, there is no civics class in the world that teaches they are the same. They do utilize some similarities, though, so I understand your confusion. Happy to clarify.

      The founding fathers rejected rule by Democracy because it encourages Majority rule and oppression of Minority opinion/representation.

    • @Irish Knight or you are just wrong and still don’t understand

    • @Jacob Dillard you actually think that the republican minority gets power over all people because it’s the minority? Sounds nothing like a republic and more like a kingdom.

    • @Jacob Dillard you feel a few people should have full control over the masses without their consent

    • @hugedwarffu Not at all. The point is that a Majority of individuals can be just as oppressive as a Monarch. If you’re a leftist, you probably know this better than most. Minority populations can be oppressed by Majority power (*cough, cough, Jim Crow laws).

      A Republic fixes that problem by Federalizing power rather than Centralizing it. Remember this: Democracy is about Majority oppression over Minority Population, Republic is about equal representation for all with a system of checks and balences.

  3. Doretha Jackson | November 11, 2020 at 5:31 AM | Reply

    While the American people sit and argue back and forth about voter fraud the big picture is unfolding right before our eyes. Its not about the votes,its about power. We are resting on very thin ice right now.

    • @Dora Tiscareno You are name calling you must be a disgruntled person that is not getting their way.

    • @Doretha Jackson If that was so why has the left been so set on removing the second amendment?

    • @Charles Reohr Biden wins Presidency is a lie…your world is literally inside out, black is white, fact is fiction. That is the world created by the Liar in Chief. All over now!

    • @kevyster I think the deep state media will come crashing down as the main stream liars along with the democrats and others. Trump will remain as President and the countries economy will become better than it has ever been. The deep state losers will go to prison and the citizens will become happier than ever. The other people like the Globalists and socialists will either be arrested or go into hiding. The left has all but killed itself with their hate for President Trump. That’s my thought on this matter like it or not it’s just my learned opinion. It comes from the research I have done and not from what anybody that has told me what to think. Everyone has free will to be what they want to be and what to believe. If you believe in GOOD then you have the true and facts to show for it. If you believe in EVIL then you have lies and deception and nothing to fall back on. The choice is yours and yours alone. There is rewards at stake and there is punishment at stake also.

    • Carlos infinite | November 11, 2020 at 5:04 PM | Reply

      @Dave cry cry cry and more cries. Republicans lost fair in square in this stupid PR stunt your cult leader is pulling off. Very embarrassing defeat. Trump says everything is rigged if he doesn’t get his way. He was even going to do this in 2016. Pathetic funny thing is democrats and Republicans both love yelling out rigged each year they lose

  4. I think our Founding Fathers would have introduced these people to The Hangman’s noose for treason

    • cheat cheat and more cheat .Tens of Thousands of Pennsylvania Ballots Returned Earlier Than Sent Date: Researcher


      November 10, 2020 Updated: November 10, 2020




      More than 20,000 absentee ballots in Pennsylvania have impossible return dates and another more than 80,000 have return dates that raise questions, according to a researcher’s analysis of the state’s voter database.

      Over 51,000 ballots were marked as returned just a day after they were sent out—an extraordinary speed, given U.S. Postal Service (USPS) delivery times, while nearly 35,000 were returned on the same day they were mailed out. Another more than 23,000 have a return date earlier than the sent date. More than 9,000 have no sent date.

    • ​@Green Bean ‘Joe Biden has been in government for xxx years’ – that means all politicians are corrupted, including Trump and his administration, people involved in politics since ages. Your argument is very weak as well calling ‘deep state corruption’ theory. Following ‘deep state’, perhaps there is a deep state in the ‘Trumps shallow state’ etc. Conspiracy theories are OK if you can find solid evidences. About dead people votes – why you do not call it as a Trump premeditated provocation to weaken votes in ballots? Heh? I cannot convince you thats a truth because I do not have evidences but there were videos of proof this but get quickly deleted from social media. My point is – Trump transparency is called by GOP as a proof that everything wrongly done by Trump is just exposed already …. haha… this is a vestibule to enter to ‘deep state’. The most important – STOP DIVIDE THE COUNTRY AND MAKE A COMPROMISE! Putin and China and all enemies of democracy are so happy to see what is going on in the U.S. For me, making a conspiracy theories based on weak evidences supported by another conspiracy theories only damage Americans – it is a cancer and all, including Tucker, they are feed us with carcinogens. Peace with you and all people fallen in political anxiety….

    • Or the Hammer which aloud dirty Democrats to flip the election.

    • @henmich You lost. That doesn’t mean there was fraud. Just get some balls and get over it.

    • @Monics If you aren’t an American then stfu and stay out of our elections.

  5. The media called Epstein allegations “baseless”…let that set it.

    • Republican robots | November 11, 2020 at 7:39 AM | Reply

      @Bart big tech giants? Like who? And big tech giants have their own planes.

    • cheat cheat and more cheat .Tens of Thousands of Pennsylvania Ballots Returned Earlier Than Sent Date: Researcher


      November 10, 2020 Updated: November 10, 2020




      More than 20,000 absentee ballots in Pennsylvania have impossible return dates and another more than 80,000 have return dates that raise questions, according to a researcher’s analysis of the state’s voter database.

      Over 51,000 ballots were marked as returned just a day after they were sent out—an extraordinary speed, given U.S. Postal Service (USPS) delivery times, while nearly 35,000 were returned on the same day they were mailed out. Another more than 23,000 have a return date earlier than the sent date. More than 9,000 have no sent date.

    • I never heard the media say that. I did hear about the deal he got in Florida. Guilty but no meaningful punishment. The attorney who set it up is now Sec of Labor.

    • Oh, please. Whenever did the “Media” ever say that Epstein’s allegations were baseless? Site some examples from the public record that actually prove that or preface your comments by saying’: “The following comments are baseless nonsense but they make me feel all warm and runny inside.”

    • Luckily enough he killed himself, if only Trump would.

  6. They planned this all along, he said it from the beginning duh…

  7. Mitch McConnell looks like as if Lord Voldemort and the turtle from ‘Robin Hood’ had a genetically neglected offspring … *shivvvver*

    • Looks like he came from Pelosi there’s a scary thought

    • @Crinan the Thane Agreed – just had to let that one out. Spread the love, no hate ❤️ #ImWithYou

    • He looks like that creepy emperor from Star Wars. I expect lightening to emanate from his fingertips soon. Moscow Mitch is Evil incarnate!

    • I do not see Robin Hood, but he is most definitely turtle-y enough for the turtle club. 🐢

    • @Crinan the Thane ya we should all try to be nicer, but sometimes things are funny. and public figures open themselves up to a fair amount of non-constructive criticism in exchange for their power over us.

  8. Are the Thanksgiving recipes I’ve been looking up even true?!

  9. Thomas Jefferson | November 11, 2020 at 5:52 AM | Reply

    The same people who called Epstein scandal “baseless” “conspiracy”

    • @Deneuve WOOOO! And there we have it people! Deneuve has won the grand prize for projection in this thread! Congratulations!

    • Allie #Defund politics! | November 11, 2020 at 6:59 AM | Reply


    • @gwreeves1987 Reeves Yes, that did happen right across nearly all the media, sad to say, but that is not them openly saying it was baseless or a conspiracy, as the OP claimed they did. You also forgot to add Trump to that Epstein cohort list of yours. Nor did you mention Ronan Farrow’s excellent work which forced it into the light, or was that because he included Trump in his list? Gee, was that a mistake?

    • @b davies There was a lot of burying of the story of the initial scandal from years ago by nearly all news media so there is some credence in what they say there but no one ever reported it as baseless or a conspiracy, it was either buried or very minimally reported on – so that bit of it is utter BS. When it was brought to light again via Ronan Farrow’s excellent work years after the court case, that’s when it was taken up by other news agencies and it all came out.

    • gwreeves1987 Reeves | November 11, 2020 at 7:24 AM | Reply

      @Lmwpitt Making it up, eh?

      ….you were saying?

  10. The voting fraud schemes were mostly peaceful.

  11. This Republicans are going crazy,the party of destruction.

    • Joseph Sasu No, that would be the dem-wits….. do you see any rioting by republicans? No? That is because republicans have class…

    • That’s funny, coming from the side of “mostly peaceful protests”.

    • @ALM Riiight. I live in Montana, the majority just elected Gianforte governor. This “classy” guy made headlines in 2017 for body slamming a reporter who was simply doing his job. This”classy” guy’s top campaign staffer apparently deliberately damaged a constituents car in a fit of road rage. Bentley, Craig, DeLay, Foley, Hastert, Sanford, Schock, just a few real “classy” Repub pols that come to mind. Of course, you have no idea to whom I refer, so crawl back into your troll-hole.

  12. England Calling | November 11, 2020 at 7:47 AM | Reply

    The GOP seems convinced they are ‘God’s Party’ and the votes of mere ‘people’ are insufficient.

  13. Riyad Ali - Admin Support | November 11, 2020 at 8:24 AM | Reply

    Roy Blunt. His name suits him. He surely ain’t the sharpest tool in the shed.

  14. These GOP senators are just hurting themselves. Being weak and ball – less

    • How are they hurting themselves?

    • since most of those rep senators in private are saying congrats to biden,,,you think one of em would say donnie time to call it day and face the music,,might take one of his advisors over at fox to say hey,the other team won.

    • Still…

    • Klara Lee Hicks | November 11, 2020 at 11:32 AM | Reply

      What is it?
      The WHITE Evangelicals
      1/2 of America on his side?
      Americans this RACIST? SMH!!!’
      It’s about race, cause a lot of black voters cane out? They don’t care about our votes?

    • Only if the Biden administration holds Republicans accountable for crimes they committed. Either Biden deals with the Republican party next year or we only delayed Trump’s coup by four years.

  15. Satya Richburg Ju | November 11, 2020 at 8:52 AM | Reply

    Obviously the G.O.P sense of entitlement prevent it from recognizing a coalition of minority’s as equal.

  16. Oath of office.
    All republicans: “What’s that?”

    • @Randal Walker 😳😳😳 This is astounding! Did you just invoke the name of God after the way you addressed me in your comments? You voted for the baby killer and now want to tell me that “but when you stand before God your heart is placed on the scale.. we’ll see how it weighs out”??? Your brand of Christianity is bankrupt. Please don’t try to spread it around.

    • @whitelily227 you will understand what I mean soon enough

    • @Randal Walker 1 John 4:15-21: “Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God remains in him, and he in God. We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him. By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, we also are in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. We love, because He first loved us. If someone says, “I love God,” and yet he hates his brother or sister, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother and sister whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God must also love his brother and sister.”

    • @whitelily227 I apologize lily..I totally agree..

    • @Randal Walker I appreciate your apology. Please accept my apology if I offended you in any way. It was not my intention. I’m only seeking truth. Have a good night.

  17. Jean Saint-Cyr | November 11, 2020 at 9:18 AM | Reply

    They can’t do so publicly because they are insufficient human beings.

    • Their Georgia rationale is a smokescreen. They are plotting a coup using an obscure Constitutional loophole to allow Republican state legislatures to circumvent the Will of the People. Their plan is to use court cases to prevent states from certifying the election results, a ruse which will allow them to substitute Trump electors for the legitimately elected Biden electors. Republicans have no use for the intent of the Framers of the Constitution as will be proven by the implementation of this cynical and contemptuous ploy. Republican voters who support this are willing to throw the founding principles of our nation into the trash heap of history so they can celebrate their dictatorship. Patrick Henry is calling all hands on deck in defense of our Freedoms!

  18. “For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.” James 3:16

    • Get your face out of the Bible and look at the REALITY of what we’re in NOW..!.

    • @S EE Our perception of reality depends, to a degree, on our worldview. The Scriptures give perspective to my understanding of events. To some the Bible is a blindfold. Others, like myself, see it as a guiding light. To take my face out of the Bible would be like walking at night without contemplating the stars above.

  19. Recall Roy Blunt Missouri. He’s an embarrassment.

  20. Diabetic Honeybee | November 11, 2020 at 1:56 PM | Reply

    Sounds like a coup attempt: “we’re taking away your right to vote because we don’t like how you vote, so we’ll do the voting for you. carry on with your racial divide…”

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