Actually, Jon Stewart Did Vote In The 2014 Midterm Election

Election Day affords Americans two wonderful opportunities: that to vote for the individuals who will run the country for the years to come, and that to pridefully mock and deride all those who don’t partake in such a process. That second pleasure is especially invigorating when the non-voter in question is a political news icon like Jon Stewart. On Tuesday, Stewart — the last person we’d ever expect to let an Election Day pass by without taking a trip to the ballot box — professed on CNN that he had not, in fact, voted. Turns out, Jon Stewart did vote in 2014.

When asked by CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour if he had voted, Stewart casually replied, “No. I just moved. I don’t know where my thing is now.” (Referring, we can presume, to his polling location.)

Naturally, fans were taken aback by this proclamation. Some looked forward to hearing an explanation on Stewart’s live broadcast of The Daily Show, while others jumped straight to outrage and name-calling. But the patient were rewarderd when Stewart opened his episode with a clarification: he did vote, and was simply making a joke. You know, because he’s a comedian.

So, you can set your rattled faith to rest, restoring your love for Stewart and appreciation of the great democratic process that we are lucky enough to participate in year after year.

Election Day affords Americans two wonderful opportunities: that to vote for the individuals who will run the country for the years to come, and that to pridefully mock and deride all those who don’t partake in such a process. That second pleasure is especially invigorating when the non-voter in question is a political news icon like Jon Stewart. On Tuesday, Stewart — the last person we’d ever expect to let an Election Day pass by without taking a trip to the ballot box — professed on CNN that he had not, in fact, voted.

When asked by CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour if he had voted, Stewart casually replied, “No. I just moved. I don’t know where my thing is now.” (Referring, we can presume, to his polling location.)

Naturally, fans were taken aback by this proclamation. Some looked forward to hearing an explanation on Stewart’s live broadcast of The Daily Show, while others jumped straight to outrage and name-calling. But the patient were rewarderd when Stewart opened his episode with a clarification: he did vote, and was simply making a joke. You know, because he’s a comedian.

So, you can set your rattled faith to rest, restoring your love for Stewart and appreciation of the great democratic process that we are lucky enough to participate in year after year.

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