Watch Sarah Silverman’s Voter ID PSA, Featuring PA Rep. Turzai
Comedienne Sarah Silverman has released a raunchy PSA regarding voter ID laws. “Hey black people, old people, poor people and students,” she says in the beginning of the video, “guess what you all have in common? Lawmakers are trying to fuck you in your assholes.”
And there is a point: She then goes on to say new voter ID laws, like that in Pennsylvania, are designed to disenfranchise blocs of voters which typically vote Democratic, not that politicians are literally trying to fuck our assholes. Thereafter, we learn about Voter ID laws throughout the country and how weird they are.
And, since he’s become the face of Voter ID disenfranchisement, state Rep. Mike Turzai’s in there, saying the magic words that will be associated with him via Google until kingdom come: “Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done.”
Silverman made the ad to promote LetMyPeopleVote2012.com, which provides information about Voter ID laws and resources to learn how to get a new ID. The website links to the Cost of Freedom, which is a project of local voter activist Faye Anderson, whom we’ve interviewed about this issue several times at PW. Watch the ad: