Many citizens will be disenfranchised from voting in November’s election due to new unnecessary voter ID fraud laws enacted in several states. Minorities, the poor, the elderly, and students are some of the populations that are hit hardest by these restrictions. In a hilarious satirical skit, the Daily Show helps us determine who will be eligible to cast a ballot and why these laws are so ridiculous.
Adopting her best “You Might be a Redneck” persona, correspondent Jessica Williams walks us through the new voter guidebook “You Might Be Eligible to Vote IF…”:
With her sharply acidic wit, Williams explains which groups may be allowed to vote in the next election, and who should just not bother even trying to go to the polls:
If you fall in the non-voter fraud color range between venetian dream and toasted meringue, you might be eligible to vote.
If you have a favorite Meg Ryan movie, you might be eligible to vote.
If you have ever voluntarily talked to the police, you might be eligible to vote.
And finally If you are poor or elderly or not going to vote for Mitt Romney, stay the F@#$ home!
Election politics have never been so polarized, but fortunately they provide a deep trough of material ripe for sardonic and ironic commentary. This type of humor is both hilarious and distressing. Yes, I got a good laugh, but I also felt ashamed that our nation has devolved this low. These blatant voter suppression tactics are disgraceful, undemocratic, unjustified and wrong.
What is next — debtor prisons? Women as property? Forced indentured servitude and slavery? Oh I forgot — slavery still exists in Florida, and now we do actually have debtor prisons in Georgia — yikes.