Everyone wants an ‚ÄúI Voted‚ÄĚ sticker or hashtag, but not everyone wants to bother earning it. Jimmy Kimmel Live tested that premise on Monday‚Äôs episode with the latest installment of ‚ÄúLie Witness News,‚ÄĚ surveying ordinary Americans about casting their ballots in the 2018 midterm election ‚Äď¬†days before they were capable of doing so.
The fake on-the-street news crew grilled a handful of people who falsely claimed they‚Äôd already cast their ballot, earning a hilarious level of detail in response. They started slow, asking about lines and wait times: ‚ÄúIt was super busy,‚ÄĚ one man said. ‚ÄúA lot of people were coming out, and more people want to be involved in voting, so it was really cool to see that.‚ÄĚ
But as the answers grew more specific, the answers became increasingly funny. Participants noted that their polling places demanded a credit card to vote and offered complimentary chocolate chip cookies; others, afraid of being caught in a lie, admitted they did indeed vote for ‚Äúschool district student body president‚ÄĚ and to make ‚Äúmedicinal aspirin illegal‚ÄĚ (‚ÄúWith any type of medication, it can be addictive, so you just have to be careful‚ÄĚ).
The piece ended, fittingly, with the interviewer offering ‚ÄúI Voted‚ÄĚ stickers ‚Äď but only if the responders swore they took part. ‚ÄúI had [a sticker] earlier, but it came off, so thank you,‚ÄĚ one woman enthused.