Appearing in a new ACLU video released Thursday, comedian Lewis Black hilariously rails against voter ID laws and efforts to limit early voting. Upon learning what the ACLU’s voting rights project is attempting to combat nationwide, Black cannot contain himself.
“I mean, who is denying people the right to vote?” Black asked ACLU’s Voting Rights Project DirectorDale Ho during what was staged as a behind-the-scenes photo shoot.
“You’d be surprised,” Ho responded, citing states like North Carolina and Wisconsin which he says have made it harder for its citizens to vote.
Black, who agreed to be the ACLU’s new voting rights ambassador, is surprised to learn that politicians are cutting back on early voting periods.
“What’s next, a poll tax?” Black asked. “Well…” Ho responded. “Oh, no f*cking way!” Black interjected.
“Look, people marched and fought and died for the right to vote, and they want to legislate away that sacrifice to stay in power? Not on my watch, baby,” Black said in his usual tone.
Watch the hilarious, definitely-not-staged video below, via YouTube: