Previously Incarcerated Citizens Reject Their Right to Vote: The Daily Show

Previously Incarcerated Citizens Reject Their Right to Vote: The Daily Show


For more on this, we go to senior incarceration
correspondent, Jordan Klepper, everybody! -(cheers and applause)
-Right. Thank you. Thank you, Trevor. Trevor, I’m here at Augusta
Penitentiary in Virginia, and I’ve concluded one thing– -this place could really use
a Hale and Hearty. -(laughter) Daddy’s jonesy
for a minestronesy. And also, convicted felons
should not be allowed to vote. Whoa, hang on.
Hang on, Jordan. All kinds of people end up
in prison. How you can generalize
about so many potential voters? Do you have any idea
what it’s like in there? I do. I did six long years
watchingOz.Take it from me– prison is a masterfully-shot
and acted hellhole where the language is fear,
and the currency is stabbing. Okay, Jordan, Jordan, I feel like you haven’t actually
talked to any inmates. That’s where you’re wrong. I met two ex-cons who just finished
serving their sentences. Guys, come on over. (cheers and applause) Yeah, this… this is Darius, and this is, uh,
Killa B. Killed. -(laughter) -Yeah.
The “B” stands for Bartholomew. (laughter) First of all, welcome back
to society, gentlemen. Uh, Jordan… Jordan just said that you guys should not have
the right to vote. How do you feel about that? -This mother(bleep)…
-(laughter) -…is absolutely correct.
-Yeah. Yeah, you can’t trust convicts
with electoral (bleep). -We savages, son!
-See? Wait. I don’t understand,
gentlemen. You don’t want to vote? Oh. Oh, no, we want to vote, but we felons
don’t have the aptitude to make informed
political decisions. I mean, straight-up, dawg, I use violence to solve
my problems in the short term without regard
for the long term, much like how America’s disastrous foreign policy
decisions in the Middle East destabilized the region and led to the emergence
of the Islamic State! (applause and cheering) I mean… I mean… I mean, I’m stupid, yo. (laughter) -Dumb as bricks. -Yeah.
-Yeah, yeah, yeah. What do I know
about fancy issues like Tort reform
or campaign finance? I’m too busy
running a functioning, cigarette-based side economy
while taking night classes so I can file legal appeals
on my own behalf. I’m a (bleep)maniac!(laughter, applause & cheering) Total psycho. It’s tragic. Guys, I think you may be
selling yourselves short here. You don’t need to be defined
by the crimes you’ve committed. And just out of curiosity, what were those crimes,
by the way? (laughing)
Tax evasion. (laughter) Super murder. It’s a new kind of murder
I invented. -It really takes murder up
a notch. -(laughter) Wow. Okay, um, well,
one more question. If you did regain the right
to vote, who would you vote for? (scoffs)
Ted Cruz. (laughs)
Hell, yeah, son! Trus-Ted. What? I don’t understand.
That makes no sense. Yeah, I don’t know, man. There’s just something
about his eyes, man. (laughter) Something a real
serial murderer can relate to. -Yeah, yeah. Yeah.
-You know what I mean? -(laughter, applause)
-Thank you very much.

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    good bye

    Radical Islam had been brewing for years before World War 1 with incidents such as the British taking control of the Suez Canal, and the Battle of Omdurman. And then the Treaty of Versaille set up British and French Protectorates over the Middle East. And then Decolonization didn't help and then american foreign policy came into play

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    MrTopG

    funny thing is that donald trump is the one that said american intervention in the middle east would destabilize the region in 2001, and half the liberals that cheered for that are voting for hillary clinton who supported war

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    3506Dodge

    It was Obama's retreat that caused ISIS, not the initial American invasion. I guess felon's really DON"T have the wisdom to vote.

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    Stalin Of Rivia

    Man, you can't broadcast this shit to a nation that can't tell satire from a presidential candidate.

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    SL33VE

    "SuperMurder!" Nice jab. I just wonder how many people are informed enough to get that one. #BlackLivesMatter These guys continue to be brilliant! I hope Keanu delivers.

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    wyrw

    Wait I thought they were called Darius and Killa B Killed, also would have been funnier if their names/crimes were reversed.

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    Beal Wyene

    Interesting concept Peele made there: "I crazy vote for crazy", make sense! Of course K&P hilarious. Do more pleeeease.

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    Cris M

    man the guy in the left was correct about one thing "disastrous foreign policy that destabilize the region and lead to the emergence of the Islamic State" and think about it. Trump for president= worse Isis Apocalypse. People vote for someone else that will not make matters worst.

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    Kobelay G8

    One remark here, just listen to what they are saying, try not to laugh but think about what they are really saying and meaning, I mean its funny but they are talking the sad truth about politics in the US (Trump).If some people would get that and see what dumpasses like trump tryn to be the president( "the man with the most force in the world") , it'll be nice. peace out

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    that guy down the street

    just finished a five page essay for my English final, on why we need to end felony disenfranchisement in America.

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    cuttingscizor

    Also the reason felons can't vote actually comes from back when they first allowed blacks to vote, then decided "fck we don't want this", made felons unable to vote and started accusing every black voter of a felony. God bless America

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    Ashcool

    Its hilarious how Key tries to appear like a con man by bulging his eyes out like that. If he kept a normal expression no one would believe he is a criminal.

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    Simon Levchenko

    2:03 We're not disputing.
    Don't recommend eight second lessons about serious politics.
    If they are so sympathetic to persons with felony criminal records; honestly, why don't they use they're tens of millions spent on writers and comedians to fund better prison education, and tort losses?
    Oh, that's right, they just make living off of naivety.

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    Satan916

    Really funny but honestly I'm just tired of hackass peele trying to steal the light from key . He the real funny guy in the team

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    James Harrington

    I love Key and Peele but I had a problem with him calling isis the Islamic state. They're not Islamic and they're not a state.

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    Skolastika Winta

    Trevor: "If you did regain your right to vote, who would you vote for?"
    Peele: Ted Cruz
    Me: spit my water to my laptop and sketches damn it Peele, you ruin my sketches. Funny as hell though

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