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You're listening to Comedy Central. Hey, what's going on, everybody? Welcome to The Daily Social Distancing Show. I'm Trevor Noah. Today is Monday, July twenty seventh. And if you're one of those lucky people who have been able to go back to their jobs, just remember something unlike Zoom, there's no mute button in real life. Your bus will hear it when you call him a. Anyway, on tonight's episode, did Corona just strike baseball out?
Does he, like helps us to be NC racist? And Donald Trump makes the hardest decision of his life.
So let's do this, people.
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Here's a let's kick things off in Florida, the state's America dropped on its head as a baby. You may remember that two years ago, the state passed a referendum allowing ex convicts to have their voting rights restored. But then Republican officials passed a law saying that most felons had to pay all their court fines and fees before registering to vote.
And even though critics said that this amounted to an illegal poll tax, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to overturn the law. But now someone is stepping in to help the people power forward.
NBA superstar LeBron James is advocating for ex felons to return to the voting booth in Florida. James James's voting rights group, More than a Vote, is donating one hundred thousand dollars to help pay court debts, keeping Florida voters from casting ballots in the election. As the law stands now, more than 700000 Floridians with felony convictions have financial obligations that render them unable to vote.
Welcome to 2020, where politicians, Duncan, people and athletes try to improve their lives only. And governments can you mess up your job? And an NBA player does it for you because you know, it'll never work the other way around. Right. If LeBron falls out, Mitch McConnell is not going to run onto the court and score 78 points, although he would be an asset on defense. I mean, the dude blocks everything.
I've read a lot out here. I've ever heard. Not in my house where luxury in my center. And this is great for both democracy and LeBron because it's going to help ex felons exercise their right to vote. And it's gonna make LeBron next Stetler look insane. But this whole process has been so unfair to those ex cons. I mean, first of all, they weren't allowed to vote because they were felons. Now they can't vote because they have outstanding court fees.
I mean, even if they do get that LeBron money, Florida Republicans are just going to invent some new random reason to stop them from voting. I'm sorry, ex-con. You can't vote unless you pass this really difficult test. OK, I'll try. Person, woman, man, camera, TV. Well, you were lucky. Let's see if you can do it again in 20 minutes. And speaking of overachievers, here's some good news from the world of book publishing.
Or as I like to call it, boring YouTube. It's a story out of England about a very surprising new offer.
A very young man, very, very young, lands a book deal. His name is Nadine and he is just four years old and he's from the UK. A poet and teacher shared his poetry on social media and he gained a lot of attention. Walker books saw the poems and decided to publish his work. Next summer, the book will be called Astonishing. His poems are about feelings like love and loneliness. That's right.
A four year old is publishing a poetry book about love and loneliness. And I, for one, am surprised a four year old even knows what loneliness is. I mean, they're supervised 24 hours a day, first day with their family than they with their teachers. Then when they go to sleep, there's that monster under the bed waiting to eat them if they go to the bathroom. Hey, kids, do what I do. Pee in the bed.
You can't be too careful. But still, congrats to this kid. I'm sure it's very exciting to be published at such a young age. At the same time, though, if I was an actual adult poet, I'd be pissed off. You work your whole life to get in the Paris Review and now you're in the same conversation as someone who eats glue, if you ask me. Once they decided that poetry didn't have to rhyme, every four year old became a poet because all they do is battle nonsense, which is basically what poetry is.
I went to the candy store and there was an elephant day, but he was in the candy store. But let's move on to another four year old who's way less articulate, Donald Trump, because we're now just ninety nine days until Election Day, which also means it's just ninety nine days until the president shows us what he really thinks of democracy. And one of the big political events of the presidential campaign season is the party convention. In normal times, it's when thousands of delegates gather in an arena to votes on a nominee, listen to speeches and spend the week calling the candidates who will lose the next president of these United States.
But after weeks of saying Korona won't stop his convention, the Donald is finally caving to the reality that these are not normal times.
President Trump's campaign team is scrambling this morning to try to figure out the Republican National Convention. After canceling the Jacksonville portion of the event earlier this week, a stunning reversal from President Trump.
So I told my team it's time to cancel the Jacksonville, Florida, component of the GOP convention.
The decision coming after months of insisting he won't deliver. Acceptance speech in front of a massive crowd going as far as moving the bulk of planned events from Charlotte to Jacksonville when North Carolina's governor raised public health concerns. The president now echoing those concerns.
To have a big convention is not the right time. It's really something that for me, I have to protect the American people.
In April, the president mocked Democrats for deciding to hold a virtual convention tweeting of Joe Biden. Now he wants a virtual convention, one where he doesn't have to show up.
Gee, I wonder why many Republican leaders said they would not attend the convention. That's right. President Trump is grudgingly accepting that his big convention will need to go virtual. And, you know, this must be eating him up inside, because if there's one thing we know about Trump, it's that he loves to put on a show. Do you remember the insane entrance this man had in 2016? You remember that when he looked like an out of shape guard descending from heaven?
You can't do that shit on Zoom. What are you gonna do?
Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome me.
That's right. I'm shit. I'm on mute. Okay, let's do that again. Now, Trump says he's doing this because he's taking the risk of Corona virus seriously, but you can't ignore that. Many Republicans had already said that there was no way in hell that they were gonna go to this thing. And it just shows you how differently some Republicans treat coronavirus when their own health is on the line.
All right. Because most of the time they like this corona virus is just a hoax to hurt our great president. Oh, so are you guys gonna go to the convention? You're gonna go there to a crowded convention hall with no mass.
I'm kind of busy that day.
To be honest, this isn't a problem for Donald Trump. He doesn't need a new convention. He can just relay what happened in 2016. I mean, he's still promising the same things. He's gonna build the wall, bring back jobs and get the country out of the mess. The current president put it in. In other news recently, some school districts have decided that they'll be teaching a unit's on early American history based on The New York Times 16 19 project, which illustrates how the founding of this country is inextricably tied to the institution of slavery.
But now there's one U.S. senator who is objecting in the strongest and also possibly stupidest terms.
Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton getting backlash for saying that the founding fathers thought slavery was a, quote, necessary evil.
Tom Cotton wrote, As the Founding Fathers said, slavery was a necessary evil upon which the union was built.
The comment came during a conversation about race and education. Senator Cotton wants to defund the 16 19 Project Curriculum, a New York Times program with the goal of re-examining the legacy of slavery in our country. He says the curriculum is racially divisive.
Hold up, hold up. Hold up, hold up. Hold up. So Senator Cotton thinks that this curriculum is racially divisive. Really, this curriculum. You know what's really racially divisive? Slavery.
Why would why would you play that now? What do you do? This guy acts like racial division doesn't exist until slavery gets taught in school, as if the black and white kids are in school like La, la, la. We love everybody. All right, everybody. Today, we're going to learn about slavery.
Oh, what did you do to us? And here's the thing. People are upset because when Cotton says that slavery was a necessary evil on which the union was built. It sounds like he's defending slavery. Right. And that's not something a U.S. senator should do, even if his name is Cotton. I mean, how is he going to stay objective? I get it. But if you if you dig deeper and you take cotton at his word. Right.
He believes that the United States could not have become the country that it is without slavery. Let's that's the same thing that the 16 19 project says. So why is he fighting them? You guys don't need a fight. You agree on the same thing. This like it when Ken and Reel would fight and street fight. I mean, you both agree on how you can you both agree on. Sure, you can. I mean, why are you even mad?
And you might be thinking if Senator Cochran wants schools to teach a less racially divisive version of slavery, then why doesn't he introduced his own lesson plan? Well, good news with our help. He already did.
Are you tired of school lesson plans that teach slavery in a racially divisive way? Then introduce your school to the Tom Cotton lesson plan for slavery. The only lesson plan that teaches slavery without mentioning race with Senator Cotton. Your students will learn that in 16 19, some Americans were slaves to other Americans. That over time, more slaves were brought from one of the seven continents chosen at random and that the civil war ended slavery for both blacks and whites. Students will also learn that this all happened a long time ago, which means it has no relevance to anything happening today.
So by the Tom Cotton Slavery Lesson Plan today, border now and will include Tom Cotton's lesson plan for the civil rights movement, letting whites sit in the back of the bus. All right, we have to take a quick break, but when we come back, we'll tell you why you should enjoy baseball while it lasts. Stick around. Welcome back to the Daily Social Distancing Show. If you're wondering why we are still social distancing, then it must be time for another installment in our ongoing segment, Keeping Up with Korona.
Let's begin with Major League Baseball, America's leading metaphor for how far you went during a hookup. Just four days after the season started with a record four million viewers tuning in. It looks like the season is already at risk with a report today that at least 14 players and coaches on the Miami Marlins have tested positive for coronavirus. And this is a real blow because the league had been trying literally everything it could think of to try and stay safe.
There's so many things different about Major League Baseball this season is the Pirates love to wrap up their first series of the season at St. Louis on Sunday. And check this out. Your home plate umpire tosses a player from the pirates. So new manager Derek Shelton goes out there. And new rules.
You have to social distance and mask up to argue Coronas really changed our lives. Hand me my mask is the new hold my earrings. I mean, seriously, props to these two, because this is an expert demonstration on what it means to take Corona virus seriously because, yes, these guys wanted to fight, but they also know that Corona virus is waiting to beat both of them up. And if these guys can remember to put on their masks before a fight, you have no excuse when you're going into Wal-Mart.
Plus, it definitely slows down a fight when you have to Pyrrho off every single punch.
But be sure if you ask me, managers and umpires should have always been arguing from six feet away because you've seen how they normally argue. I mean, look at that. This dude is literally inside the other guy's cap. He looks like a really insane dentist who's angry because his patient forgot to floss.
Why aren't you going beneath your gum line?
Now, unlike the MLB, the NBA has decided to reduce the risk of Korona infections by forcing all the basketball players to live in Disney World for the remainder of the season. What they are calling the bubble. And as of the last round of testing, not a single player has coronavirus. So as long as the players stay in the bubble, everything should be OK. The only issue is one player decided to visit another magical kingdom in the NBA.
Clippers guard Lou Williams has been placed at a 10 day quarantine and will miss the first two seeding games of the restart. Williams was photographed at the strip club Magic sitting in Atlanta, Georgia, last Thursday. Williams had been excused from the NBA bubble by the team to attend the funeral. Well, he tweeted on Friday that Magic City was his, quote, favorite restaurant in Atlanta was not fair to party. But to get some wheels, you have got to be kidding me.
This guy was allowed to leave the bubble for a family emergency, but then the NBA found out he went to a strip club. How did they bust him?
Did he come home with glitter on his corona virus? And I love that. His excuse was that he was only at Magic City for the wings, not for the strippers, just for the wings. Look, there are excuses out there. But guys, there are tons of places you can get wings in Atlanta. Something tells me he was actually there for the breasts and thighs.
He keeps doing it like now.
With the pandemic continuing to wreak havoc across the U.S., many people are wondering when President Trump will finally help his country get it under control. But from the looks of things, he can't even seem to get the virus under control in his own office.
And breaking today, Fox News has confirmed that President Donald Trump's national security adviser, Robert O'Brien, has tested positive for the Corona virus. There is no evidence that either President Trump or Vice President Pence came in contact with Robert O'Brien. But this does make him the highest ranking U.S. official to have contracted the Corona virus.
He recently returned from Europe, where he and his top deputy met with officials from the U.K., France, Germany and Italy.
Yep, President Trump's national security adviser has tested positive for Koven 19. And I love how they're saying there's no way Trump got infected. Of course, Trump won't get infected. There's no way Trump has had any contact with his national security adviser. I mean, we all know that now. Obviously, other staff members can get infected. But what's crazy is that apparently some of them didn't even know about the positive test until they read about it in the news.
Yeah, imagine that the national security adviser got coronavirus they didn't know about until they read it in the news. Sort of like the same way some people discovered from Instagram that they now single. Oh, cool, dude. Look, Cynthia went to a wedding. Wait, why is she kissing the groom?
So at this point, almost every other place in the world is doing better than the United States. In fact, there's actually one corner of the world that has been untouched by the pandemic. North Korea, South Korea's WAWRO And I'm not sure that I quite believe that they've never had Korona.
But in any case, North Korea has now officially blown its perfect game.
North Korea is reporting what it calls its first suspected case of covert 19 state run news agency says Kim Jong un ordered a lockdown for the border city of Kaesong after a defector returned from South Korea last week, apparently infected with coronavirus.
I mean, it's a little redundant for North Korea to order a lockdown. The national motto is already no one can leave. Welcome to North Korea.
But still, I'm impressed that North Korea got one coronavirus case. And Kim Jong un immediately ordered a lockdown. Kim was like, we can't have Korona killing North Koreans. That's my job. Now, one part of the story that's really weird is that a defector left North Korea, went into South Korea, but then came back into North Korea. But apparently there's a really good reason for it. Yeah. He didn't leave. He just went to South Korea for some chicken wings.
Coming up after the break, Desie Lytic goes full kente cloth and we talk to one of America's top historians.
Stay tuned. So we just said a brand new record today, or NASA ag again, this is now. I think the 18th time since. And this is since after the probe. So we have a new stock market high for Nasdaq and the other ones are getting very close to.
What do you tell parents who look at this, who look at Arizona, where a school teacher recently died? Parents who are worried about the safety of their children and but I didn't know very many people in Washington wasn't my thing.
I was from Manhattan, from New York. Now I know everybody and I have great people in the administration. You make some mistakes like, you know, an idiot like Bolton. All he wants to do is drop bombs on everybody. I have to drop bombs on everybody. You have to kill people.
What are your top priority items for the second term? Doing well in Texas.
I read where I was one point up in Texas. I'm not one point up in Texas where many points up I save the oil industry. Two months ago, I saved the oil industry. There would have been I created it. You've got to be able to hold the convention in Jacksonville. With all this virus in many respects is more important to the evangelicals and to Jewish people in this country. But look what I've done with the capital of Israel. You know, when you when you go into Jerusalem, what I've done, every president said that we're going to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel.
And then when they got into office, they didn't do.
On Obama and the spying situation, this idea that they were spying on your campaign. Welcome back to the daily social distancing show The Black Lives Matter movement has raised a lot of awareness about systemic racism and how everyone can play a part in dismantling it. But some white people still have questions.
White people like our very own.
Does he like as the Black Lives Matter movement spreads across the world? Many of us white people are wondering, OK. I've watched all the Netflix documentaries. How else can I fight racism?
Luckily for us, there's Dr David Camp, a racial dialogue expert who teaches white people how to be more effective, anti-racist. David's basically the white people whisper very dizzy.
Hi, Dr. Kantele. Are you. What are you wearing? Oh, this. Oh, this is a an indigenous guni and textile.
Looks like Kinzie Clark Kent Brigalow. Oh. So I'm just telling you, I'm not offended by it. But some people I feel like you're just wearing that to your cultural appropriation.
Done. It's off it. Consider it like it never even never even happened. Now it's on the floor.
So where were we? Well, we were just checking in since it's been 18, 19 months, as I talk to you.
I think that the good thing is we just have one of those friendships where we just pick right up where we left off, you know?
Well, I'm not sure we have one of those, but how are you, Ben? I'm doing I'm doing OK.
I have been checking in on all my black friends. Do you have a lot of black friends? Oh, yeah. Yeah. Well, I mean, I've never counted. But I mean, there's Trevor Roy Dorsay, Kabuki. You work with Althing, right? Yes, their friends, who I also work with. How many black friends you have outside of work? Well, as you well, I would be careful because you're not the only white friend that might be calling the lot of what some people are doing.
They're going to their black friends, expecting them to do all that education. And people are tired of doing that.
Yeah, I would I would never I would never do that.
Or they're kind of overconcerned and are expecting people to really have a traumatic experience because they're having one. Don't start out by you showing emotion and trying to get them to join you in that emotion because they're not holding it the same way you are. And that feels weird. Yeah, that would be weird.
It's just so it's just so sad. It's just like, oh, my God, I can't even imagine. I guess I didn't think about it this way for now. My God.
Listen, we'll let you have this moment. By yourself. By yourself. Girl, don't call your black friends. Crying.
Yeah, I see your point now. I love your commitment to being an ally. But how are you dealing with people in your family who don't think racism is real?
Well, OK, so start off with. Why are you so racist? That is a question. What do you want to try to do is to ask a question that is less judgmental than that about some experience they had. Like what happened in your life to make you see it that way?
OK, so like what happened in your life to make you such a racist?
First of all, the F bomb thing is probably, again, not as useful.
But what if I don't agree with what they're saying? Because I do have one extremely racist relative and I'm not going to say his name. But if there is one thing that I know about my cousin Beth, it's that he's just not going to change.
I think the most important is talking to Biff or whoever else in your family has racist views, because I can't talk to Bill. Well, I had you know, his name was Beth. I think it's important that we make efforts at using good methods before we give up on people. One of the ways we will elevate is they do they do make drops. They make some sort of profile statement they think sounds good. And then like, boom, drop the Mike Whitelaw and expect the person to just, like, crumble in their brilliance.
That doesn't keep things open for more conversation.
What can we do to make sure people continue to do this work and that these conversations continue to happen?
Well, start talking to your problematic friends and neighbors. So what we need to do is to keep the channel open and really try to move. Somebody might take a series of conversations. So you want to engage them. You want to ask questions. You want to find some agreement before you try to invite them to new things. People don't like being corrected, so they don't mind learning. Great advice.
Thank you so much, Desi. When we come back, I'll be talking to historian Professor Eddie Glaude, Junior, about James Baldwin's lessons for America. Stick around.
Welcome back to the Daily Social Distancing Show. Earlier today, I spoke with Professor Eddie Glaude Junior. He's the author of the New York Times bestseller. Begin Again. James Baldwin's America and its Urgent Lessons for Our Own.
Check it out. Professor Glaude, welcome to The Daily Social Distancing Show.
It's my pleasure. It's my pleasure.
First of all, can I just say how impressed I am that you you were at home, but you're rocking that suit like you are in a studio somewhere. It's really impressive.
You know, if you asked me to stand up, it would be a different question.
But I appreciate I appreciate it. I appreciate.
People always ask me about the books that are behind me here. And yours has been here almost from the very beginning, I think. You write about race and you write about America's stories and the stories it tells itself about race.
James Born Baldwin is notorious for being a writer who wrote and spoke his mind and in many ways, Taps taps into the consciousness of what it means to be black in America. Your new book delves into his life, but it's part biography, part analyzing, you know, his writing and how it applies to to to what we're going through today in in all the time since those books have been written. Has anything changed?
Well, you know, Bowden has this wonderful line. America's always changing, but America never changes. There's this sense that the country is dynamic, but there's this ongoing through life and this through line is the value gap, the value gap that I mentioned in democracy and black. And that is this belief that white people matter more than others. And that believe evidences itself driver in our habits and our dispositions, that our practices. And then we tell a whole host of lies to protect those beliefs.
Right. And so even as we change, you know, having Barack Obama as the president is not the same as being in Jim Crow, which is not the same as being enslaved. But the through line is why people are valued more than others. And so that's that's that's what Baldwin understood. And I think he's our most insightful writer about democracy and race in this country. And I think that's what his work is like ever in Evergreen. But what I do in this book is I focus on the latter work the later writings.
And that's what's unsettling a lot of people.
This is stuff that was written. So it was out there. But but it really seems to unsettle people when you delve into Baldwin's work and almost delve into what it means. Why do you think it's so unsettling?
The later Baldwin is a Baldwin is trying to come to terms with America's betrayal. Most folks say he's bitter, he's angry, his rage is overwhelmed, his art. But Baldwin is trying to come to terms with the fact that the country has assassinated Martin Luther King Junior. He's collapsed in 1969. He tries to commit suicide. Failed relationship. The country is on the road to not only electing Richard Nixon, you know, but it's on the road to electing Ronald Reagan.
And for many people, they don't understand Ronald Reagan was as notorious as George Wallace for black folks in this country. And so I was I was interested in Baldwin, who was trying to make sense of our trauma, our pain, our wound, trying to pick up the pieces in the face of America's betrayal. And here we are in our moment after Barack Obama's presidency. And then the vitriol of the Tea Party, voter suppression and voter I.D. laws.
And then we vomited up Donald Trump. And I was trying to deal with my own despair and disillusionment. And so I turned to him.
And that moment, was there even a glimpse of hope in Baldwin's work? Was this something you looked at where you said, wow, OK, at least that's changed. That's gotten better. This is one part of life for a black person in America that has maybe not held up in the texts.
Or is it just pretty much prophetic and also at the same time relevant? Yeah, I found hope.
You know, I had to because one of the things I was trying to do is to figure out how to. How did he manage his rage and his faith in us. Right. How could he be angry and still have hold onto the belief that we could still build a new Jerusalem. And there's this wonderful line he dropped in 1970 and he said hope is invented every day.
And you know, that idea of hope being invented everyday in the context of one having to battle for one's life, having to struggle just to find the space to smile, the space to just simply imagine that tomorrow could be better. You have to invent hope in that context. And that becomes the precondition for you to join the battle again, even when he embrace the anger and rage of a black power. He never gave up. The question that are the claim that it was a moral issue at its heart.
And so at the end of the day, he wants to insist that we be true to ourselves, that we tell the truth about what we've done so that we can free ourselves into imagining being together differently. And as an artist and a poet, he tried to make that as clear as possible and as powerful and provocative as possible. Let me ask you about this.
One thing I pick up in Walden's writing is he he often. Times feels almost guilty that he's living in France for a certain amount of time, where where he's away from the strife of his fellow black American. And and he acknowledges that he's living a better life as a black American in France. Well, what's interesting is I remember black Americans who had come to South Africa and although apartheid was happening, they would comment on how they weren't subjected to the same racist laws as black South Africans were.
And it's a really interesting dynamic, which feels like if black people go to a country where they don't have a history in that country, the people in that country seem to get along with them easier or in a different way. Do you think part of it goes back to what Bolden was saying about. About the guilt and the burden of that guilt is that when people don't have to deal with the history of what people have done to other peoples, they can then engage in a forward looking discussion.
You know, I think Balton always grappled with survivor's survivor's guilt. Right. He watched Medgar get murdered. He watched Malcolm get murdered. And Malcolm get murdered. And Sammy Young and Jimmie Lee Jackson saw so many of his young friends from Howard and Fisk, their eyes darken. So he he wanted to write about all of those who did not survive and those who survived, but who were broken. But he needed the space. You know, when I when I was in Heidelberg, I didn't know I was in Heidelberg for an hour and I saw police, four white police officers with their knees in the back of a black man who was screaming at the top of his lungs, help.
I wasn't in Heidelberg for an hour. But the thing is that I didn't have to comment on it. I didn't have to account for it. Right. In some ways, I could go back to my flat embree. There was like a moment when I was away out of the country. I could exhale, you know, because I wasn't there. Black problem. You know, I was the American walking around with my American passport. Right. Right.
And when I was at the I gave lectures at the University of the North when I was there, I wasn't there. You know what I mean? I looked like folk, but it wasn't. I wasn't. How can I put it? I wasn't being Negroes get the book. And so you get the space to breathe. And so Baldwin would leave the country in order to think more carefully about it, because when you're here, you have to navigate so much of this nonsense.
And he writes America in 1948 because he said, if I don't get out of this country, I'm gonna kill somebody. I'm gonna be killed. So right here on Route one, right here in Princeton, New Jersey, in Lawrenceville, a waitress refused to serve him and he hurled a glass at her head and broke. Shattered the glass behind her and then had to run for his life. He knew the rage and anger was consuming him. He was becoming his stepfather.
So when he chose Paris, he had the space to actually create himself to will himself into being a writer. Sometimes that's all we needed, is the space to breathe so that we can be men.
What is the one thing you hope that they will get from this? If somebody says to profess I, why would I want to read this book? What is the one thing you hope to give them in this new analysis of Bolen's life?
I mean, at the heart of it is the through line that we have to tell the truth and stand be courageous enough to tell the truth. And once we tell the truth about what we've done and who we are, then we could free ourselves into imagining a different world and imagining ourselves differently. We're shackled by categories. We're shackled by our lives. We're trapped in this fantasy. You know, America thinks of itself as the net has never, never land.
It's always, you know, we're full of lost boys and lost girls. We don't want to be responsible and held accountable for anything. So we have to tell the truth. And here we are at a moment of moral reckoning where the country can be otherwise. But every single time we try to give birth to a new nation, the umbilical cord of white supremacy is wrapped around its neck. So we have to tell truth. We have to be truthful and be really responsible midwives so that we can give birth finally to a new country that is a genuinely multiracial democracy.
Our history says we're not going to do very well, but I have faith because wherever human beings are again, we have a chance.
There is always hope. Professor Clode, thank you so much for joining us on the show.
Thank you. I appreciate it. Well, that's our show for tonight. But before we go, I just wanted to remind you that America is facing a nationwide poll worker shortage. And because most poll workers are over 60 and Koven is still in the air. They are understandably not showing up. But fewer poll workers means that they're going to be fewer polling stations open. And it means there's going to be longer lines that not everybody can afford to stay and waiting, especially in underserved communities.
The good news is most poll working is paid, and in some states you can be as young as 16 if you want to do it.
So if you're interested and you have the time, this is your opportunity to save your granny, protect democracy and get paid to until tomorrow. Stay safe out there. Wash your hands. And remember, never meet with your national security adviser.
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