Seth Meyers gets serious: Stopping GOP voter suppression is 'a moral necessity'

Comedian Seth Meyers on Thursday took a serious note when taking a closer look at GOP voter suppression efforts and how they are defended by the filibuster in the U.S. Senate.

"Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has promised a scorched earth Senate if Democrats change the filibuster to pass sweeping and urgently needed democracy reforms as Republicans across the country unleash a tidal wave of draconian new voting restrictions motivated by the 'Big Lie' that Donald Trump is the real winner of the 2020 election," Meyers said.

Our democracy as it is currently constituted is simply not a level playing field," he explained. "In fact, it's arguably never been a level playing field -- it's heavily tilted toward a minority of voters that are predominately white and rural due in large part to anti-majoritarian like the Electoral College and the Senate."

"Just consider, right now the Senate is evenly split 50-50 and yet the 50 Senate Democrats represent nearly 42 million more Americans than the 50 Senate Republicans," he noted. "Think about that, 42 million more Americans, that's just an insane fact."

"I mean, just consider the scope of how heavily-tilted our democratic institutions are towards Republicans. They've only won the popular vote once in the last 32 years, yet they've appointed a majority of Supreme Court justices," he explained. "So the deck is already stacked heavily in the Republicans' favor, and yet, because they still got swamped in the 2020 elections, they're trying to make it even harder for Americans to vote."

"Republicans tried to steal the last election through the courts, that didn't work, so now they're trying to steal the next election through voter suppressing. Nuking, or changing the filibuster to stop them is a moral necessity. We badly need sweeping reforms to make our democracy a level playing field," he said.


McConnell Threatens "Scorched Earth" as GOP Attacks Voting Rights: A Closer Look

McConnell Threatens "Scorched Earth" as GOP Attacks Voting Rights: A Closer Look