Jon Stewart, during an appearance on Christiane Amanpour’s show on CNN yesterday claimed he didn’t vote in the Midterm Elections. Later that night, however, at the top of the live election coverage on The Daily Show, Stewart said he was only joking and apologized to viewers for belittling the electoral process. Earlier when Amanpour asked if he had voted, Stewart, who was promoting his film Rosewater, cracked that he hadn’t because he just movied and didn’t know where his “thing,” was, presumably meaning the location of his new polling station.
“To set the record straight, I did vote today,” Stewart told The Daily Show audience. “I was being flip, and it kind of took off. I shouldn’t have been flip about that. It sent a message that I didn’t think voting was important or that I didn’t think it was a big issue. And I do, and I did vote. I was being flip, and I shouldn’t have done that. That was stupid. So, I apologize.” Let’s just hope Stewart’s telling the truth, since it’s super easy to find out if he actually voted. We’re sure Fox News is in the process of checking it out as we speak.
In case you’re interested the outcome of the Midterm Elections is pretty simple: The Republicans took control of the Senate and increased their membership in the U.S. House of Representatives as well. In short, President Barack Obama is facing an uphill battle if he wansts to get anything accomplished during the last two years of his presidency. Hooray for partisan politics!
Check out Stewart’s appearance on CNN below, followed by his apology on The Daily Show.