Rock The Vote released a public service announcement last month with a parody of Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What” that featured public figures who explained why they planned to vote in the midterm elections, but according to public records, a number of them didn’t vote in the last midterm election.
At least five who appeared in the PSA — “Girls” actress Lena Dunham, comedian Whoopi Goldberg, “Orange is the New Black” actress Natasha Lyonne, “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” star E.J. Johnson, and actor Darren Criss — did not vote in the last midterm, records from Los Angeles County and New York City show.
…and THANK GOD. Every name I recognize on that list is someone who shouldn’t be let out without a keeper, and I expect that the rest life up to the others’ standards. Or, I guess, down to them. You know what I mean.
I’m not sure who I got this from: it’s making the rounds of Twitter.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: Oh, yeah, small point to make here, at the very bottom of that NYT article:
Less than 1 in 4 voters ages 18 to 29 voted in the 2010 election, and according to a Harvard survey released last week, about the same number will vote Tuesday, although their partisan preferences have changed. In 2010, young voters favored Democrats by a 16-point margin, but today they favor Republicans by a four-point margin.
If you’re wondering how the Democrats plan to survive a twenty point shift in such a key demographic* – well, it’s the funniest thing, really! …The Democrats are kind of wondering the same thing. When they’re not telling their contributors that sure, Mitch McConnell is going to lose his race on Tuesday.
*And trust me; they’re all key demographics in the Democratic party these days. That coalition they have over there is looking pretty rickety these days. Don’t snicker too much, though: we’ve had the same problem. And we will have that problem again.