Sen. Angus King On Why Republicans Are Keeping People From Voting

Sen. Angus King (I-ME) on the mounting pressure on Capitol Hill to move on voting rights while Republicans try to limit access to the polls.

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  1. Because Republicans feel they can’t win without an edge, just Trump felt he couldn’t win in 2016 without help from Russia!

    1. @Louis Tully “From AP: Barr quotes Mueller’s confidential report as saying the investigation “did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.””

      Oh you are talking about the Barr interpretation of the Muller report that a GOP appointed Judge said was a bunch of lies and that Barr should face consequences for misleading congress.

    2. @sonia jules No one said they’re being prohibited to vote. They’re just throwing extra hurdles at Democratic voters to reduce their turnout. I.e. lowering the number of drop boxes in Democratic counties, stopping Sunday voting, reducing the hours the polls are open, no longer allowing mobile voting thus making it harder for people with disabilities to vote, requiring specific forms of ID, etc. If their blatant attempts at suppressing Democratic votes wasn’t already apparent, just look at the voter ID law that’s already present in Texas. It allows a gun license to be a valid form of ID, but not a student ID.

  2. The conservatives fear the past, the present, and the future. They are awkward and defensive with their politics and refuse to commit to positive change. It would be a fearful world with a large majority of these folks.

    1. @Lifeis Good the drivel you write proves OP’s point. You always blame someone else, never learn from your mistakes, so you wander around not knowing what’s going on and everything scares you. You never grew out of the monsters under the bed stage.

  3. I’ll be gone in less than 5 years…in 10 years these United States will no longer exist!! Mark my words!
    I’m glad i won’t be around to see the GQP destroy this country completely!

    1. @truth hurts still no proof of your widespread election fraud fantasies. Keep wishin on those stars, trumpfluffer. 🤣

  4. I hate to tell you, it is consistent with who the republicans are as well as a substantial part of the electoral. Voting irregularities are not and haven’t ever been a problem. Gerrymandering distorting elections has been.

    1. Someone anyone look up the State and the law that you think is keeping people from voting send it to me along with why you think it keeps people away from the polls and we will talk about it. I do not expect to hear from anyone.

    2. @Zennbubba Did you not see the long lines where people stood for hours because the lines were too long and the weather was bad and it was in the middle of the pandemic? I believe that it was in Wisconsin. You have shut your eyes to what is going around and you need to open them because it will not end with people of color. The next group will likely be women who will find it more difficult to vote.

    3. @Dee Pattison Long lines are a result of poor local city and state Government not the voting laws. So you complain say it is wrong but you WILL NOT show me any proof… just as I thought your response falls in the no response line.

    1. @J Groovy I’m fine just trying to get these Dematards to tell me which law they are complaining about is stopping people from voting so far no takers.

    2. @Zennbubba – You need ID to vote. You show it when you register. The data show four things:

      1- Individual voter fraud is virtually non-existent.

      2- Blacks and/or lower income citizens are statistically less likely to have the ID required. THE REASON FOR THAT IS IRRELEVANT HERE.

      3- Lower income citizens and/or especially Blacks are much more likely to vote Democrat.

      4- It’s not just about ID. These bills are full of restrictions that target likely Democrat voters, and they’re putting in back-stops that allow them to invalidate and purge votes with no bourdon of proof that there’s been any fraud. They’re also trying to remove drop boxes in urban areas – which tend to vote Democrat.

      It’s not hard to see why Republicans are doing this. Make a list of ways to suppress votes. Then make one of ways to improve voter security. Compare them to the Republican plan.

    3. @J Groovy Yes it is can you tell me which law and article of that law suppresses vote. I didn’t think so. or u would.

    4. @J Groovy Answer to 1- time will tell audits in full swing. 2- If you say so but if you look all states reach out in any way they can to help said people get some sort of Government ID. 3 That trend moved somewhat in this past election.But yes. 4 Any bill applies to everyone . States are suppose to purge their voter rolls regularly and there are guidelines. Drop boxes that are not manned and monitored are just plain stupid no vote should be turned in without someone checking to see that the person turning it in is legal to vote. If it is a mail ballot there is tracking.

  5. We know why Republicans are keeping people from voting. The question is why Manchin is keeping people from voting.

  6. trump incited an armed insurrection on january 6 2021 to overthrow a fair democratic election

  7. When trump gets convicted he will be saying “I don’t know this president trump I have never met him before.
    Didn’t he serve coffee at Mar Lago?”

    1. He will serve coffee wearing an orange jumpsuit. And the prison guards will give him cream where it counts.

    2. Love that lol 😂 sure am looking forward to seeing dumpster trumpster behind bars and dropping the soap lol 😂

  8. I was a lifelong Republican, a member of the Young Republicans as a teen, raised by Republicans who were raised by rabid Democrats. 🤣 I left the Republican Party five years ago when Trump “came down the escalator”, the horn Trump loves to toot. I will NEVER vote for another Republican again. The current GOP needs to drink the koolaid already. Either way, it’s dead.

  9. The tRumppublican party destroyed the GOP as we know it. The Democratic Party needs to start playing hard ball. They need to start protecting the voting rights of Americans

  10. There are many more of those antiquated habits that throw the USA back into a medieval feudal world, such as the Electoral College, the filibuster, gerrymandering, these huge amounts of money involved to manipulate the candidates, the life long terms of judges. There is great reluctance on both sides of the spectrum to abolish any of these.

  11. There is only one way we stop this. We have to put 60 democratic butts in senate seats and we have to hold the house and we have to hold the presidency. There is no other way!

  12. _“Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess.”_
    *― Thomas Paine, Rights of Man*

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