Leave it to the folks at The Daily Show to put on full display the absurdity of the many controversial bills passed by the NC General Assembly during the 2013 legislative session. On last Monday’s show, guest host John Oliver dedicated four minutes of the show’s opening to talk about two of the most controversial issues visited by the NCGA, voting rights and abortion restrictions.
Speaking about voter ID, and in response to the figure that only one case of voter impersonation fraud has been documented in the past 12 years, Oliver says, “as I believe has been established, the problem is not people showing up to vote and not being who they say they are; it’s person, as in one, singular. One guy out of 4.5 million people who voted in the last election… you could’ve gotten the same result by just passing a bill that said ‘Dave can’t vote, he knows why.’”
Watch the entire clip below. The North Carolina bit starts around the 2:30 mark.