State Rep. Raises Alarm About New Republican Election Oversight Committee | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

State Rep. Raises Alarm About New Republican Election Oversight Committee | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Pennsylvania State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta talks with Rachel Maddow about resisting an effort by state Republicans to establish a last minute committee that would have oversight powers over the election even as vote counting is in progress. Aired on 10/01/2020.
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State Rep. Raises Alarm About New Republican Election Oversight Committee | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

59 Comments on "State Rep. Raises Alarm About New Republican Election Oversight Committee | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. 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.

    • Arnold Fossman | October 2, 2020 at 6:22 AM | Reply

      @Carlos Marques CGI is a Trumpite, that’s what’s wrong with that person.

      EVERYONE MAKE SURE YOU VOTE ANYWAY! This could be a scam to make people think that he will not be reelected so that they don’t bother to vote.

    • @CGI So you only want the Reps to cheat as usual?

    • Downright Dutch | October 2, 2020 at 7:16 AM | Reply

      David J GOOOOD! 🇺🇸 Eighteen – to start with but now hundreds more, praise God -arrogant, destructive, ‘raishjisth’, godless leftist rioters have been ARRESTED and face federal charges in connection to ongoing ri.ots in the Democrat-controlled city of Portland, Oregon, the Department of Justice announced Friday afternoon.
      * Jennifer Kristiansen, 37, is charged with assaulting a federal officer.
      * Zachary Duffly, 45, is charged with creating a disturbance.
      * Wyatt Ash-Milby, 18, is charged with trespassing on federal property.
      * Caleb Ehlers, 23, and Paul Furst, 22, are charged with failing to comply with a lawful order.
      * Jerusalem Callahan, 24, is charged with willfully damaging government property.
      * Joseph Ybarra, 21, is charged with arson.
      * Marnie Sager, 27, and Ella Miller, 26, are charged failing to comply with a lawful order.
      * Taylor Lemons, 31; Giovanni Bondurant, 19; and Gabriel Houston, 22, are charged with assaulting federal officers.
      * Joseph Lagalo, 37; Baily Dreibelbis, 22; Nicholas Kloiber, 26; David Hazan, 24; Hailey Holden, 30; and Cameron Knuetson, age unknown, are charged with failing to comply with a lawful order.

    • @Anser Bauer but not without a landslide loss for Repubs. Then clean out BOTH sides of Congress AND the Senate. Vote for good people NOT parties.

    • David J … well said sir

  2. Vote blue down the ballot America!! 👏 The bigger the 🌊🌊🌊, the less they can deny it! 👏 Wash away the Republican corruption!

  3. Everything Except Shoes | October 2, 2020 at 3:46 AM | Reply

    Republicans heading an election oversight committee is like having a wolf guard the hen house.

  4. We are going to have to go to the polls

  5. Stockton Pig Watch 2 | October 2, 2020 at 3:53 AM | Reply

    After this presidency there will be new laws enforced

    • Interesting, so what do you think… like curtailing presidential powers…ending gerrymandering…restoring the voting rights act…do away with the Electoral College…etc? Restoring some semblance of a functioning democracy with three equal branches of government?

    • @Nancy smith Allowing the standing president to be convicted of his crimes while in office.

  6. Steve Daniels | October 2, 2020 at 3:54 AM | Reply

    This is simply criminal illegal and desperate in the scheming of little donny bunker boy and his pathetic repugnant cronies to suppress and effect the voting of all Americans.People should be up in arms and screaming out about this flagrant abuse of power.

  7. Trump is coming out of Putin’s Playbook. This is the second time.

  8. Nine Fools Wise | October 2, 2020 at 4:03 AM | Reply

    Given the consequential COVID news from the White House today, let’s keep our eyes on the prize and vote. Vote as early as possible (, complete the census ( and help two other people outside your household to do the same. “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance,” is believed to have originated from this quote, “It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt.” – John Philpot Curran, Dublin, 1790.

  9. Regina Santos | October 2, 2020 at 4:03 AM | Reply

    Republicans destroying the future of America…

    • Phaedra Degreef | October 2, 2020 at 7:24 AM | Reply

      @Downright Dutch yeah, get your guns out and focus a a couple of individuals, real or imaginary. And be totally blind for the massive number of crimes and fraud from the orange clown and his gang……that’s the only way to convince yourself and to remain blind for the hard truth. He’s going to jail for his crimes, lies or not. You choose to believe a lying cult, that’s your choice that you have to live with. There is still time to come to terms, and do the right thing: vote the orange con out of the white house, where he never belonged anyway. Get a grip, get real, wake up from the bad dream, and vote blue. It’s not too late to show that you do have intelligence, that you can think for yourself.

    • And you should be charged with wilful ignorance of the English language 🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑

    • Cecile Joubert | October 2, 2020 at 8:46 AM | Reply

      @User User Whatever! He is still going to win the election hands down.

    • @Cecile Joubert Think you need a break from the bong and the delusional state it puts you in

    • Gerri Wright Ingerson | October 2, 2020 at 5:26 PM | Reply

      @Downright Dutch moron more people killed by far right extremists/white supremacists.than the left Antifa is not an organization not a group, it is a concept an idea which is anti Fachist which is what we as Americans have fought for Almost 80 years to stop.

  10. Are all Republicans low down do anything to win. Lie, cheat ,steal etc.
    Apparently the answer is

    • Elaine Burnett | October 2, 2020 at 7:06 AM | Reply

      I think this new version of Republicans is the Jim Jones Division.

    • Yes they will go through any lengths to overturn election results even if there is no evidence of voter fraud. They will use Bill Barr and the conservative stacked courts to try and steal this election.

  11. VOTE, VOTE, VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!! Vote like your life depends on it, “Because it does.”VOTE BLUE, VOTE BIDEN/HARRIS 2020!! Vote blue from local elections to the Presidency and bring back empathy, decency, leadership, and patriotism. Vote no matter what. If you receive a mail ballot fill out, sign, seal, add postage if needed, and mail the next day (If you are in Pennsylvania don’t forget your privacy envelope or North Carolina a witness signature) or take to a secure lock box or to an elections office. WHATEVER HAPPEN THIS YEAR VOTE! No matter what happens ignore Trump’s propaganda and VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!! or (your state).gov or all these sites are tools to help you vote in your state in this up coming election.

  12. Pamela Mattox | October 2, 2020 at 4:09 AM | Reply

    This administration’s trying to take the power away from the people.

    • Well, that is how coups work. It’s either a racist dictatorship gets established, or they all go to jail? It’s that simple. They will take away your news, your media and your freedom, just to insulate themselves from the consequences of their crimes. VOTE! And don’t rest until Biden’s Inaugurated! Or you’ll LOSE YOUR REPUBLIC! FOREVER!

    • Constituent A | October 2, 2020 at 1:42 PM | Reply

      Is he dead yet?

    • @Constituent A Patience, patience. It takes a few days.

  13. This Rep is a patriot. The voting rights act needs to be fully restored immediately. The GOP is doing everything in their power to give Donald a dictatorship.

    • @Just Me All of the red states have been doing this over the years. They went hard core in 2016.

    • @Amala Kaiel I guess because I am paying more attention this election I am noticing these things more. With the Grace ofGod he will see us through this chaos this administration has put this country though. You right this system need to be overhauled.

      Trumps presidency has shown all the weakness in our democratic system. No person or group should be able to cause this kind of disruption to our democracy. I am still not sure we are going to make it through because states like Pennsylvania has no problem disrupting democracy

    • @Just Me Yeah, I started paying attention in 2016 around the time Merrick Garlands seat was stolen. Trump definitely exposed all of the holes in our institutions as he destroyed them. Our entire constitution will have to be revamped & the Electoral college needs to be abolished.

    • @Sask Sun seekers they are referring to the state representative that is on this video. LOL no one thinks Trump is a patriot except his brainwashed cult members.

    • Black In America | October 2, 2020 at 8:05 PM | Reply

      @Jin Nen
      It is not scraps. They are siphoning millions of tax dollars and lifelong investments

  14. When other countries silence their citizens America sends in Troops. Who’s going to save Americans from being attacked from within?

  15. I have never been paid much attention to state legislature, but boy, the Trump administration has built up my awareness more than the decades before.

    • Shirley Andrews | October 2, 2020 at 12:57 PM | Reply

      Lydia Bell yeah Me too., I’ve learned a lot in his presidency.

    • Eric Echols Sr. | October 2, 2020 at 4:25 PM | Reply

      Most people don’t. I learned about it in 1993 when I went Independent. State(s) Legislatures are where most of Laws and Policies are “created”, and “Implemented”. That’s why Voting in the “off-elections” (non-presidential) is so important…. I hope that more people wake up and start changing these States for the better 😷✌🏽

  16. It was a fake news-Trump and his supporters.
    -It is what it is.

  17. This is the reason why we need to vote Trump out – he knows that he can’t win – so he’s trying to cheat. Don’t let this discourage you – vote and vote all Republicans out of office !! This is just madness. They are not even trying to hide their corrupt intentions. Vote people – no matter how much effort it takes .. it does not matter how many roadblocks they put up if we all vote.

  18. The Republican Party is no longer a political party/movement. It’s a criminal organization

  19. Vote in person early voting. Can’t take your ballot away while you stand there. Mask on and bring your family and neighbors in Philly and Pittsburgh and get this Orange Con out!

  20. Donald Trump with his hand in the cookie jar, using his other hand to point at someone else: “He did it”.

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