FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
A bunch of the celebrities in that Rock the Vote ad didn’t, in fact, vote.
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, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 61% 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.