New Sarah Silverman vid slams voter-ID laws (and misrepresents elderly voters’ leanings)


Comedian Sarah Silverman — she of Great Schlep and scissoring-Sheldon fame – is at it with a new potty-mouthed political video. This one takes aim at voter ID laws, which she says are really voter suppression laws aimed at preventing President Obama’s reelection. (As she notes in her video, some Republicans have made no secret of their belief that such laws will benefit their preferred presidential candidate.)

Silverman argues that the new voter ID laws are aimed at suppressing voting by African Americans, the poor, the elderly and college students — all of whom, she says, "are probably going to vote" for Obama. (Actually, Mitt Romney does better than Obama with older voters — especially those in their 70s, which is the GOP nominee’s strongest age group. Romney’s strength among seniors is evident in Florida as well.)


Like Silverman’s previous videos, this one is sponsored by the Jewish Council for Education and Research, a pro-Obama Super-PAC that was the recipient of a $200,000 donation from Alex Soros (George’s son). The group has launched a new website devoted to voter ID laws.

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