John Oliver Wants YOU To Be A Good Patriot And Send Weird Porn To The Trump Campaign

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Democracy is about everyone doing their part

John Oliver very rarely covers the events of the past week on his show, even though the show itself is called Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. However, that has changed slightly over the course of this year. Mostly because some of the things that have transpired this year, for better or for worse (usually for worse), simply cannot be ignored or left unaddressed, like the horrific Kenosha shooting and how it was a glaring example of the systemic racism in this country, and, most recently, the 2020 general election.

For those of you who just returned from a week-long trek through a remote wood without any contact with society or for those who have just woken up from a coma, Donald Trump lost the election and Joe Biden will be our next president. When this news finally broke, the kind of joy and celebration that erupted all across this country was so incredible you’d think we’d just defeated a fascist dictator—

Because, well, y’know.

There’s a lot for John Oliver to cover, but everything revolves around or stems from one massively important part of the election — the insane lengths Trump, his inner circle, and his supporters have attempted to go in order to cheat and lie his way out of losing, some of which include:

  • Calling dibs on the states of Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania when the tide started to turn in Biden’s favor.
  • Simultaneously protesting for ballot counters to “stop the count” in Michigan, where Trump was in the lead, and to “count the votes” in Arizona, where he was losing. (Also, demanding that ballot counters “count the votes” when, uh, that’s literally what they’re doing, is hilarious)
  • Pushing debunked stories that thousands of fraudulent ballots from deceased people were cast, that batches of ballots for Trump were burned, that ballots for Trump were rejected because they were filled out in Sharpie, and more
  • Filing lawsuits in every state Trump lost based on hearsay, where his own lawyers literally admitted to the judge that there is no evidence to their claims
  • Claiming his poll watchers weren’t allowed in the rooms where ballots were being counted, which is so incorrect even FOX News was like, “That is a lie”
  • Setting up an entire website and hotline inviting people to submit evidence of voter fraud directly to the Trump campaign instead of, y’know, the election authorities

John Oliver, as always, details all of this and more succinctly and excellently, and perhaps the most important takeaways from this episode are that just because this battle is won, the war is not over. And the next step for America is to do some serious reconciling with the fact that yes, actually, this country does divide its people based on their race, gender, and national origin, and fixing that is where the real work begins.

The last point I do want to echo is that you can send pictures of anything you want to the Trump campaign’s voter fraud site. Like, ahem... anything. So get creative and have some fun out there!

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