While we don’t yet know the winner of the 2020 Presidential Election, a lot of firsts are starting to come out of it. Things like more representation in offices from people of color and the LGBTQ+ community as well Joe Biden getting more than any other Presidential candiate in the history of the American presidency (side note, does that seem weird it’s still undecided knowing that fact?). But one of the most-exciting things in elections is for those that got to vote for the first time. Young adults who just became of voting age to older folks who never bothered to register getting off their butts and voting.
Enter John Oliver…
While Oliver is well-known in political spheres for his scathing commentary on whomever needs it that week, the British-born host had never gotten the chance to vote in an American political election. That changed when he became a citizen of this country in December 2019 and cast his first ballot for President this week. He was the guest on Late Show with Stephen Colbert and explained how he nearly burst into tears when he got the opportunity to cast his vote for the first time.
Great job voting John!