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In 1995, Los Angeles Lakers forward Cedric Ceballos was asked about his chances of being named as a starter in the NBA All-Star game. "I don't know," he replied. "But I know my hands are tired, from stuffing the ballot box!"
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Chris Evans' Instagram Dick Pic Blooper
While attempting to post an Instagram video one day in 2020, Chris Evans shared a video with his 5.7 million followers. Unfortunately, Even didn't trim the clip, which revealed a gallery of videos and pictures, including one featuring a photo of his erect penis. Though Evans quickly deleted the clip, screenshots immediately hit Twitter, sending the site into a frenzy with ample jokes about the mishap. Evans later received some support from his brother, Scott Evans, as well as “Avengers” co-star Mark Ruffalo and Chrissy Teigen. Ironically, at the time Chris and his younger brother, Scott, were playing a game—called “Heads Up.” Chris Evans’ response to his self-leak? He spun it to support voting in the upcoming U.S. presidential ...
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When Caitlyn Jenner
In May 2021, Caitlyn Jenner, who was running for governor of California, told CNN's Dana Bash that she hadn't bothered to vote in the 2020 election, claiming that she had played golf instead. "It turns out they checked," Jimmy Kimmel later reported. "She did vote. Voting is a matter of public record. Politico dug it up, and she voted [for Trump]. What a weird thing to lie about, to say that you didn't vote when you did. Caitlyn was reportedly so embarrassed about the lie, she tried to hide in the women's bathroom—but no Republicans would let her in." * Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, is a trans individual.
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How Tea Leoni Voted In 2000
On the night before the 2000 presidential election, actress Tea Leoni opened her ballot workbook "to sort of practice... so you can circle in your answers before you actually get the voting card out and punch it... So I got out my book [and circled Al Gore's name]... and I was all ready, and I got out the voter card, and uhh—bang!—I voted for 'Howard [Dean]'."  What to do? Not wanting to register a vote for Howard, Leoni "popped Gore" and went to bed. Her conscience, however, began to bother her. "I woke up again at three in the morning," she explained, "and voted for everybody!"  "There was one other guy in Florida who also voted for everybody," Leoni later ...
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Harry T. Burn - Don't Forget To Be A Good Boy
From wikipedia: The Nineteenth Amendment, regarding female suffrage, was proposed by Congress on June 14, 1919. The amendment could not become law without the ratificaton of a minimum thirty-six of the forty-eight states. By the summer of 1920, thirty-five of the forty-eight states had ratified the amendment, with a further four states called upon to hold legislative voting sessions on the issue. Three of the states refused to call special sessions, but Tennessee agreed to do so. This session was called to meet in August 1920. Harry T. Burn [a Republican member of the Tennessee General Assembly, elected at the age of twenty-two] had originally made clear his intention to vote "nay" in any session. However, a letter from his ...
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More Trouble With Electronic Voting
"In 2014," The New Yorker's Sue Halpern reported in June 2020, "a team of computer scientists at a company in Portland, Oregon, that builds secure systems for the National Security Agency and the Department of Defense showed, in real time, how easy it is to change the contents of a voter's PDF file as it travels over the Internet. They sent a video of their attack to secretaries of state and other election officials, and posted an explanatory video on YouTube, showing all the weak links in the online transmission of ballots. 'This is not just a theoretical danger,' one of the researchers, Joe Kiniry, said at the time. 'Votes are silently changed after they leave your computer and before ...
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Bill Maher: That's What People Vote On
Political commentator Bill Maher once found himself discussing politics with a man in the Midwest. "He told me this story about the day he went out to get his car in the supermarket parking lot," Maher later recalled, "but couldn't back out because a mother and her very young daughter were standing behind his car, which was next to their car—which had a Hillary [Clinton] bumper sticker on it. And the little girl was screaming at her mother, who was profusely apologizing to the child. And he said to me, 'I just can't let people like that take over this country.' "That's what people vote on—not policy. Democrats [in 2020] kept saying in the campaign, 'You can't possibly think Trump ...
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Trump Campaign Manager Caught Discussing Voter Suppression Tactics
In late 2019, with campaigning underway in the 2020 U.S. presidential election race, Justin Clark, a campaign official who later became President Donald Trump's deputy campaign manager, gave a closed-door talk to a group of Republican lawyers in Wisconsin, a state with a recently-enacted voter ID law and a long history of voter supression. Clark, whose private remarks were recorded without his knowledge, said a lot about so-called Election Day Operations—"EDO": "Wisconsin's the state that is going to tip this one way or the other … So it makes EDO really, really, really important," he said. He put the mission bluntly: "Traditionally it's always been Republicans suppressing votes … [Democrat] voters are all in one part of the state, so ...
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Georgia Republicans Respond To A Democratic Voting Drive
"Republicans are doing all they can to make it harder for minorities to vote," Jimmy Kimmel reported in March 2021. "One of the reasons that Democrats did so well in Georgia [in 2020] was because of a push called 'Souls to the polls.' This was a thing that encouraged black voters to vote after church on Sunday, and a massively increased turnout for voters. So what did Republicans pass in the Georgia house? A bill that limits voting on Sundays. You can't make this up. 'Well, it's the Lord's day. We can't have people exercising their constitutional right to vote on that day.'"
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Graham Norton On Donald Trump Glancing At Melania's Ballot
After voting in the 2016 US Presidential election, Donald Trump glanced in Melania's direction while she was still marking her ballot. "He didn't even seem to trust how his wife would vote," Graham Norton later observed in a monologue. "Either that or he's looking to make sure he knows how to make an 'X'."