Sarah Silverman explains voter ID: ‘Lawmakers are trying to fu*k you’

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, September 21, 2012 8:55 EDT
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Comedian Sarah Silverman talking about voter IDs. Photo: Screenshot via YouTube.
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Appearing in a short film published to YouTube on Thursday, comedian Sarah Silverman attempts to explain why 12 states have passed laws that require voters present photo identification before casting a ballot.

In short, she said that “lawmakers are trying to fuck you in the asshole” and ended up recommending everyone buy guns, because states like Texas and Tennessee have passed laws that say gun permits work as voter IDs, but Social Security cards and student IDs do not.

It’s not the first time Silverman has dipped a toe into politics, even this election season. She also appeared in a spot produced by the same group last July, offering to “scissor” billionaire Mitt Romney supporter Sheldon Adelson if he donates to President Barack Obama.

He didn’t take the offer.

This video was created by the Jewish Council for Education & Research, a super PAC supporting President Obama, published to YouTube on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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