Texas Dems Push Back Against GOP Voting Rules | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1

Texas Dems Push Back Against GOP Voting Rules | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

 

Former Congressman Beto O'Rourke and Lina Hidalgo, Harris County, Texas executive, talk with Ali Velshi about pushing back against new voting rules in Texas that are designed to suppress votes from specific segments of the voting population. 
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37 comments

    1. **we will either be willing to fight for a right to vote,,,,, AND VOTE NO MATTER WHAT BARRIER THEY PUT IN FRONT OF US,,,, OR WE COULD LOSE THIS DEMOCRACY!!!!!!**

  1. Imagine being the GQP, such an unpopular, do-nothing party that the only way to win an election is to prevent people from voting.

    1. I think America is one of the only countries that legislates to keep people from voting.
      How is that a democracy?

    2. # Ro G Problem is that they aren’t a do nothing party. They have been doing sh## to the American people for decades. Backed by plenty of wealthy donors and big corporate money they have managed to continue to wield their power through,gerrymandering, the push for limited gun control,minimum wage earnings,a free and unregulated market,major tax breaks, smaller business take overs and buy outs, zero unionization and now strict voting laws.
      Dems now have control of both the House and the Senate. They should be focused on what they can do to easily push through legislation without the help of little or no Repubs cause it’s already been proven that Repubs are not thinking Bipartisanship and they won’t change just as long as there is still a large orange clown with red lips and yellow hair guarding their growing circus tents.

    1. I wonder if Georgia Governor Brian “CCP” Kemp, GA Lt. Governor Geoffrey “Globalist Boy” Duncan, and GA Secretary of State Brad “Jordy” Raffensperger have retained the services of a really good criminal defense attorney yet?

      In my opinion, if they have not done so yet, they should.

    2. Matt Gaetz said that the republican party is 100% the party of donald trump in my head i was thinking the nazi party was 100% the party of hitler!

  2. This is how elected autocrats subvert democracy – packing and “weaponizing” the courts and other neutral agencies, buying off the the private sector (or bullying them into silence) and rewriting the rules of politics to tilt the playing field against opponents. The tragic paradox of the electoral route to authoritarianism is that democracy’s assassins use the very institutions of democracy – gradually, subtly, and even legally – to ki// it.

    Thanos: “I used the stones, to destroy the stones.”

    1. Speaking of Courts, I saw an ad earlier about electing President Barack Obama to the Supreme Court, he does have a lawyer’s degree, which makes him more qualified than the last three judges appointed put together. Can you imagine what dumpster Donnie would be going through if he heard that President Barack Obama was being appointed to the Supreme Court? He would definitely be going through some things.

    2. @NiNi J I would be able to hear the orange traitor screaming in rage from here. And I’m in Ontario, Canada. lol

    3. If Mitch is around, do you think he would again unconstitutionally deny even a hearing like he did with Merrick Garland? Is the Republican party so craven they would go along with it? l believe the answer to both is yes. Maybe then the Republicans will get their revolt that Matt Gaetz was talking about, although not exactly the way he wanted it.

  3. Heads up: The Confederates have an ad made by ‘freedomworks’ that keeps pOpping up on my youtube feed claiming to “educate” on HR1. Please make a counter ad telling the truth. Thanks.

  4. One solution to prevent another era of Jim Crow is to stop the right-wing to far-right faction of the Republican Party at their gain.

  5. but they don’t want to legislate they just want to have the power to enrich their donors and themselves

  6. “Far from experience producing his idea of the Jew, it was the latter that explained his experience. If the Jew did not exist, the anti-Semite would invent him.”

    “Never believe that anti-Semites are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The anti-Semites have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past.”

    ― Jean-Paul Sartre

  7. *Minority government must be defeated once and for all* ReTrumplicans don’t give a feather about democracy because they can’t win in the long run due to demographic realities. They have actively sought to overturn essential democratic principles for decades through gerrymandering, unflagging support of the electoral college, lopsided representation for rural states with tiny populations, etc.

  8. Do the trumplican senators REALLY understand they are destroying US democracy, blinded by the short term goal of keeping their seats and in next election? From Norway, it doesn’t seem so.

  9. Everywhere where restrictions are being placed should be fought the leading Democrats in those states

  10. I know a lot of stubborn people, a lot of rebels.
    I can’t think of a better way to get more people out the door to go vote than to tell them they cannot.

  11. Hire Canadians to secure the polling stations and to ensure both equal and polite information and treatment of all voters .

  12. Aren’t elections supposed to be secret ballots? Why should a poll watcher be able to see how I cast my vote if not to intimidate me? The Republican Party knows that they cannot win a free election so they have to make it difficult so they can put people off.

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