Voting by Mail: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)


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    With the 2020 presidential election nearing and a pandemic in full swing, John Oliver discusses why voting by mail is necessary, the fearmongering surrounding it, and why we need to start planning for November right now.
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    1. paul bryan

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      I haven't seen a booth since '96. It's a better way, plus you can have ALL the time you need to research EVERYTHING!

    3. Brad Calhoun

      That might be the reason we actually got an accurate count this time. Cause all these old ass racist pieces of 💩s were replaced by younger, HONEST FN PEOPLE. IDK about you but there's only one thing I'll trust an old white woman born in America before 1970 to do right for my black ass. 🤷🏿‍♂ And you KNOW what that is. But counting votes ain't that.

    4. George Nichols

      It is funny, only a few mile down the road from me, in Forty Fort PA. It was one of the only frauds with mail in vote and involving a dead person voting. And it was a republican that did it.

    5. Comrade B

      John, I love you.

    6. Marisa Chapman

      I'm just watching this episode now. It's amazing how John predicted so many things that did happen regarding voting by mail.

    7. Will Jones

      I have pencils and know where my sharpener is 😜😜😜😜😜😜😜😜😜😜

    8. Justin

      I'm Canadian and our province of Newfoundland and Labrador was having an election on February 13th but the British strain of Covid 19 caused an outbreak their. The province is under lockdown so all polling places will be closed and every ballot will be mail in ballots and election night has been moved to March 1st.

    9. CooperTime


    10. CooperTime

      "this beef is shredded" lol

    11. CooperTime

      I love the muscle jokes he frequently throws in there

    12. Peacekeeper5556

      I keep my sharpener in my pencil case. Is this some American joke because I don't get it.

      1. Cioda

        @Peacekeeper5556 Ok you are taking the whole thing too seriously.

      2. Peacekeeper5556

        My entire class does.

      3. Cioda

        Its a joke about how no one uses pencils anymore

    13. Richard Sleep

      Yes I've belatedly discovered a gem in our Mr Oliver. Nobody back here in blighty has a clue who he is, how the hell did I miss that? Brilliant, thanks.

    14. Plumikii Ryu

      Please Do A Piece on Michael Jackson Hi, I’m writing to you because Last Week Tonight as opposed to other such shows actually cares about issues rather than chasing the headlines. It has been 11 years since Michael Jackson passed away yet to this day what the common consensus is that he is a taboo subject for many. I recall you guys once did a piece on Public Shaming. Michael Jackson was a genius, an abused child. He was strange. He was one of the few major stars from the 80s who came out of the 80s without a heroine addiction. He in his own way did many, Many strange things, but so do most other superstars. And more than others he actually cared. About children, about the earth. About the issues we are discussing to this day. While Icons like Freddy Mercury, Elvis Pressley, Prince, Beetles and many more are known for their good works, Michael is known for the something which he has repeatedly been acquitted for. It’s the truth that anyone looking for will find instantly but due to the “where there is smoke there is a fire” narrative, even 11 years after his death, the new media treats him like a criminal. All his trial pages are open for the public to read. He WAS weird. Making a ranch called neverland, hanging out with children. Trusting people he shouldn’t. But I urge you please cover him, hear beyond the noise like you guys often do. The most successful African American Artist of all time was a humble man child, who respected women, loved children and cared about our environment. He was not a heroine junkie, a private man who did not share his disease even all the way back in 1993 even though he was accused of wanting to become a “White Man”. He was eccentric. Hanging out with animals and caring about them. This article covers multiple sources, some of which I had read previously. Michael Jackson was a multi talented millionaire pop star, who was not an alcoholic, was a caring father, a filial son, Treated women with respect, cared about the planet and it’s beings. The press that constantly kept DASHING him, had found a way to subvert their guilt. All those years of calling him a “Jacko”, “monkey” and many more hurtful things was justified if he was a paedophile. They NEEDED him to be guilty. Such a man cannot exist in Hollywood. Such public shaming had allowed and to this day allows Michael to be a victim to all this slander. Please do a piece, if not one that exonerates him then one that once and for all cements the fact the Michael Jackson, the greatest pop star, the first African American Idol was a paedophile. Not through unknown sources or flimsy headlines but through concrete proof. A news echoing in a closed chamber will not reach anyone, most fans who what to know the truth know it, other people will read the headlines but not the explanations. It’s about time the general public knows. Please do a piece on Michael, the blatant mistreatment by the media, The systematic racism he faced during his trials. Please don’t let the first African American Singer be remembered for the things he did not do, He was weird, weird enough to annoy Freddy Mercury with Bubbles feedbacks, weird enough to let kids crack raw eggs over Michael Jackson, Weird enough to play water balloons with children. But he was not a paedophile and the world needs to acknowledge that. He was in no way a “Perfect Human” but he tried his best to live right and we should not punish him for doing that. On this year please exonerate this Black man, the Justice System has done it two decades ago, it’s about time everyone else does. Please do a piece on Michael Jackson. #spreadtheawareness #justiceformichael #hedeservedbetter

      1. anime dumpster fire

        ... ... ... Wait, what?

    15. Samuel Jacobs

      I have a pencil, sharpener and eraser right in front of me. Yes, I am drawing but that's not the point.

    16. T H

      Tucker Carlson: Human boat-shoe

    17. Shannon Tobin

      Sometimes I remember that the past 14 months (and just the past four years in general) have not been normal and I get overwhelmed with realizing how absurd everything is rn

    18. Evenios

      i think Trump knew he would lose months before and peddled this lie from the start

    19. Lincoln Sand

      I've lived in Oregon my whole life. And for over 20 years, we have exclusively voted by mail for every type of election. We don't have such a thing as in person voting. You also are automatically registered to vote when you turn 18 or get a driver's license unless you opt-out.

    20. Mango Overlord

      This aged like wine

      1. T H

        It is quite delicious wine...yes =9

    21. MrTommyboy211284

      I was just watching the CNN report of Trump being officially impeached for the second time. This was the next video. I see the algorithm has a sense of humour.

    22. Deadbrother

      "Not in a good way" 7 mknths later and finally I got the joke 🤦‍♂️

    23. Gi0nbecell

      Voting by mail has been common and legal for many years for every citizen in Germany. You know, a country with a real, functional democracy. And if bloody works!

    24. ToGHeyItsMe

      Let's look back on this and smile, knowing what all came from this

    25. Chris Murray

      When he said “hundreds of people cycling in and out of an enclosed location “ I wonder how many Trump supporters thought “Gawd damn, I don’t have a bicycle” !!

    26. Robert Brennan

      January 2021 checking in and every single thing you said trump would do happened. Also the pandemic is worse than ever even with vaccines getting out there

    27. Sylstaer

      called it perfectly

    28. Holly Moody

      It's that funny , the Democrats doing Impeachment while we are having MORE deaths than ever from Covid

      1. Holly Moody

        Your an effin joke 😂

    29. Gastón Melchiori

      Yeah politicians love to ask the virus to "stop for a day" when they have shit to do... Like in Argentina were the president allow a gathering of thousends of people to cry over he dead of a fuking crack head (yes i am talking about Maradona)

    30. Christoph Luger

      Don't do mail ballots. They are dangerous. Don't give in to the peer pressure. Do heroin.

      1. Christoph Luger

        @T H ask your personal dealer. He knows what's best for you. They care so much they go to prison just because they help people. Smh

      2. T H

        But what type of heroin?

    31. Mojo Motive

      The reason for voting by mail is to cheat! Now we have the proof the leftists cheated!

      1. Mojo Motive

        @Legalise Meth you have no proof there wasnt cheating there fore it was the most corrupt election in history ! I do have proof, evan after the election, and BtijingB has been installed in the white house the democrats are still fighting a real audit! The Corrupt FBI took over a investigation about ballots being shredded in Pennsylvania, by law they have to keep the ballots for two years, and the FBI started shredding ballots! The media, big tech, and leftist fed you lies about Trump, hid information , and twisted your mind so that you are full of hate, and when your full of hate and propaganda, you are a sheep that can be lead to the slaughter house! You might want to put down tweeker and read the book 1984 it is eerily familiar to what is going on in the USA, Canada, Australia, and Britain!

      2. Legalise Meth

        @Mojo Motive You have no proof there was cheating, and because there was no cheating, it was a secure election. You lost hahahahahaha

      3. Mojo Motive

        @Legalise Meth you have no proof and it was the most corrupt election in us history!

      4. Legalise Meth

        No you don't. You have no proof, and you lost the most secure election in US history. L

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    33. Jack

      Dead people voted For Sleepy Joe

      1. R. Morrison

        Two dead people voted. Both Republican.

    34. Joceline Faubert

      Both Oregon and Washington state have been doing mail-in voting since the early 90s and even before. All of our voting is done by mail. Every election you will find a ballot and voting pamphlet in your locked mailbox, then you either return it to a post office, to your mailbox, or to ballot collectors who walk your street on election night.

    35. Jay A. Buckwheat

      I generally use a pocket knife to sharpen pencils but recently i looked in my attic and found a vintage 1985 Pencil sharpener

    36. Sanae LOUIZ

      The moaning psychiatrist evolutionarily concentrate because bush unequivocally earn out a flimsy hill. automatic, efficacious finger

    37. Johnny Lastovica

      Revote !!! Scared to ??? Why? Cheaper , quick Re vote !!!!!!!

      1. Legalise Meth

        No need. Biden won

    38. Jett Rink


    39. H Pham

      This is sooo goood lol!!! I am so glad that orange fuck is outt

    40. John Smith

      no voter fraud here

    41. Michael Whitehead

      I’d mail in my resume John! Idk how long it will take you should definitely hire me!

    42. Ada Feile

      It's scary how accurate these predictions were

    43. Aethel Wolfe

      Aethel Wolfe “The press controlled state” by Charlamagne.

    44. saxxymanene

      I want that ostrich sticker, but I voted in person so I'm not cool enough for that nose ring.

    45. Brokejoker

      Hey John, what happened? you said having voter Id laws didnt help protect against voter fraud, and in some ways you were right, but you overlooked the poll workers adding in fake information when ballot lacked such information. Or, how about you talk about the voter incentive program that happened on the reservations in nevada?

    46. Shaun Zilinski

      Love when he slams that judge

    47. JennzOrs

      Imagine telling your voters voting by mail is fraudulent, then losing because Biden's mail-in voters decided to vote 🤣

    48. Saniya 666

      please upload high resolution picture of stay up late by brian swords, i'm want to use it as wallpaper for my computer, please please please. I love that painting.

    49. Herbert Bristol


    50. Bruce Hendershott

      Actually have a functional Blackwing, and a dedicated sharpener in my breast pocket right while I watch this.

      1. Bruce Hendershott

        Not to brag or anything ;)

    51. ogrefree

      Thank you past John, we did it

    52. Dick Bong

      That whole pencil lecture was extremely confusing before I remembered that right, I'm an artist, most people don't have multiple pencils, a kneaded eraser, and an electric pencil sharpener on their desk at all times.

      1. Ellen Davis

        Imagine actually knowing where your art supplies are! I haven’t seen and eraser in months

    53. kurt minges

      If I run,,, I'll run as a Republican "cause they'll believe anything,

    54. Alexander Reid

      I’m a high school student. I’ve never had a pencil a single day in school. I was always borrowing pencils. Almost nobody else had pencils either

    55. sanctificate

      “We would win if we didn’t count the mail in ballots” -trump

    56. My My

      Yes, it's necessary so the Democrats can cheat and manipulate votes!!

    57. Andrew Marx

      Someone has got to tell Trump that "ZERO!", or 0! (zero-factorial), still 1. ONE!

    58. Daniel Fogle

      This guy isn't for a big surprise when all this voting fraud comes out

      1. T H

        Your delusions are cute, child.

      2. Grawlix


    59. Jokin

      Hyvä , kiitos John Oliver. This helped me to understand US election system. Very difficult to understand where Trump has seen thousands of false votes. Maybe in his dreams.

    60. Shadow

      JOHN OLIER NEEDS TO SEE THIS! NAREDNDRA MODI DOESN"T WANT HIM TO: In India, Narendra Modi and his nationalist (borderline fascist) government are withdrawing government support for farmers, and privatizing the agricultural sector overnight, this might be the worst disaster since he demonetized half the country's currency overnight!! Farmers have been protesting but have been met with police brutality, broken roads, and a false media narrative. FARMERS ARE BING BLOBKED FROM TRAVELLING TO DELHI TO PROTEST AND THEY ARE PROTESTING IN SHIFTS TO MAKE THE PROTESTS GO ON FOR MONTHS! No serious media coverage in the country and Modi's trying to sweep it under the rug. Wouldn't it be a shame if somebody cast a bright light on Modi's dirty laundry? *(***

      1. Nikolas Hellmold

        @Shadow I know it's old but here you go.

    61. Creeper Invasion

      Comedy peaked with the human boat show joke

    62. Wesly Z

      NJ is usually shitty, but I'm glad our governor is at least trying to take the disease seriously. "Trying" is a milestone anymore.

    63. Seth Roberts

      December 2nd 2020 showed us that there was widespread mail fraud with truckloads of ballots showing up and every ballot was for Biden, a mathematical impossibly. The Democrats used a pandemic to cheat the election. John was wrong as usual. He needs to go back to England

      1. Grawlix

        Got any proof, big fella? If not than you're committing a big boy crime called libel, I think throwing verified election results into question is even defined treasonous so, y'know, cut it out if you don't have any evidence

      2. Revenant Zero

        Where is the evidence?

    64. John Osborne

      Fuck you John Oliver. Your right and funny about somethings... this you are so wrong you might as well call whinnie the Pooh Xi jingling!

      1. Sarah Sutherland

        Jesus christ this is a comment section not a goddamn text chat. Edit your original message, or don't because I really don't think the famous guy with 8 million subscribers cares that one idiot isn't going to watch his videos anymore.

    65. John Osborne

      Dominion software has been proven questionable!!!

      1. Gavin

        @Alex V no widespread fraud, there was a rounding error in Wyoming

      2. Alex V

        @Gavin last I heard bill barr himself said no evidence of fraud

      3. Alex V

        @Gavin what source? And don’t give oan or newsmax because they are propaganda bs. If any of this shit actually happened then trump wouldn’t have lost 60 lawsuits and his own lawyers wouldn’t have said they weren’t claiming fraud. This video shows that they were going to claim fraud no matter what if they lost. They just knew mail ins would hurt them because more unlikely voters would actually vote. I called it before the election

      4. Gavin

        @Alex V they did

      5. Alex V

        @Gavin no they didnt

    66. John Osborne

      I’m done with you... used to love you... but good bye!!!

    67. John Osborne

      The mail in system is such a shit show I’m surprised your not reporting on how bad they are!!!

    68. John Osborne

      The legislature body makes the voting rules per state! Not the courts not the governor’s

    69. John Osborne

      The CDC said it was safe to vote in person EVEN IF YOU HAD COVID!!! The day of the election!!!!

    70. John Osborne

      The cdc said it was safe to Vote In person EVEN WITH COVID!!!!

    71. John Osborne

      I used to like this guy but fuck his facts are sssssooooo wrong!!!!

    72. Bruce Morris

      People who have pencils: - golfers - carpenters/woodworkers - lottery players - anybody who takes an inventory on paper as part of their job Those are just the ones from my own life 😂

    73. Cameron Jones

      Woah... how did he actually end up predicting the future? Smart man

      1. Alex V

        It was obvious to me too. But yeah

    74. Alexander Ignacio Peter Olivares Selber

      Voting by mail isn't Democratic.

      1. T H

        Let the adults talk, child.

      2. Rick Walker

        No one cares Kyle.

    75. ytho

      According to Republican Lt. Gov Spencer Cox of UT, the leading reason for voter fraud in UT is parents of Mormon missionaries filling out their ballot mailed to them and this is found out because their kid will request an absentee ballot and they're like ??? How much do you want to bet most, if not all, are Republicans?

    76. pepe the frog poops on right wingers

      luke hemsworth - :(

    77. travis ingram

      Trump won

      1. T H

        That's an adorable delusion, dear.

      2. Grawlix


    78. Chris Janelle

      3:23 me a artist with so many pencils *evil smile*

    79. leopardfrog67

      The election was secure right? Unless you go back to 2016 and watch Olivers video on how easy it is to hack the voting machines. Hypocrites! Btw I am not a Trump supporter but a person who believes in fair and honest elections.

      1. leopardfrog67

        @Ákos Ragályi Yes and they were both compromised. but since "your" guy won you seem not to care. I am different, I believe in truth.

      2. Ákos Ragályi

        You do realize that a voting machine and mailed-in votes are... Two different things?

    80. Amy Bickett

      John is the embodiment of a millennial

      1. Amy Bickett

        That’s why I said embodiment

      2. Cyber Controller 16-914

        He's 43.

    81. Conservative Caravan

      Oh my goodness. Just because 70% of us believe we should be able to vote by mail, doesn't mean the courts can change election laws. All voting laws are Constitutionally required to be created by the state's legislature. Many of the mail in ballots are unconstitutional. But, what difference does it make? Right? Who thinks that Constitution is a dusty old document that needs to be seriously updated? I don't. I think it needs to be seriously considered and respected. If Biden is given the presidency it will very likely mean a weaker economy and massive tax increases and even more debt laid at the feet of our poor children. God help us.

      1. T H

        @Grawlix It's probably very hard for them to understand because they still believe in a magical sky wizard...and republicans =P

      2. Grawlix

        You're aware that humans made laws, right? They're not some holy thing thar exists outside of our consciousness, if the law is no longer relevant to modern life then the law should be changed, what's so hard to understand about that?

      3. Porph Ura

        Who could imagine public offices representing the current views of the people, a novel concept indeed. Of course if you're looking for God to help you then relying on outdated texts written in and for a culture you couldn't possibly understand before we had widespread global communication and indoor toilets is probably your jam. I'm surprised the constitution isn't a bit too modern for you.

    82. Clipped Magpie

      1:33 um....

    83. MindlessMuse

      I actually remember john doing a special on mail in voting talking about how fraudulent they are... i cant seem to find the video... kinda weird.

      1. T H

        @MindlessMuse You're done now. Go sit down.

      2. MindlessMuse

        @Cyber Controller 16-914 true, but this past November election was the largest voter turnout in USA history also the largest widespread use of mail in votes. I find it hard to believe that either candidate could generate more votes then Obama did in 2008. especially since how unlikable both are. if there was voter fraud it would have to have been both dems and republican's(most likely individual bad actors not the party's themselves) . I just don't trust the process, it might be due to more people being able to vote because of mail in voting and that was causing the increase. I still find it hard to believe though.

      3. Cyber Controller 16-914

        @MindlessMuse Gave a quick read to the article and it doesn't seem that John condemned the idea of mail-in-votes, more so spoke of one time mail-in-voter fraud did take place. Just because it happened once, doesn't mean it will always happen or even that it's common.

      4. MindlessMuse

        @Cyber Controller 16-914 this is an article of him talking about it. still cant find the video though xD. due to the covid restriction it was probably taken down to keep a narrative, but if you run across it send it to me. congrates on the W and getting biden in.

      5. MindlessMuse

        @Cyber Controller 16-914 that was the article john did his bit on.

    84. Jennifer Mems

      Watching this and comparing it with total deaths by state, it is no surprise that Texas has the highest number of total cases, and the 2nd highest number of COVID deaths.

    85. bella southam

      i have a usable pencil with a good eraser and i have a pencil sharpener and i know where it is.

    86. Chris Hardin

    87. Blacknecro13

      "Stop playing politics with our lives." AMEN! This is all I want to say to Trump and all his supporters.

    88. LadyZubat

      Jokes on you asshole I have 10 fully functioning pencils and I know exactly where my pencil sharpener is!!

    89. Whitman Ashby

      It’s 2 weeks after the 2020 presidential election. This aged like fine wine Mr.Oliver.

    90. Nick Scicchitano

      This aged like a fine wine

    91. dan stokes

      You look pretty bad!

    92. dan stokes


    93. Alyssin Williams

      I have plenty of pencils and several pencil sharpeners and I know where they are :)

    94. GriffOberwald

      John Oliver is clearly part of the establishment and a buffoon.

      1. T H

        Holy crap! You blew that secret wide open! =O Also...Elvis was kidnapped by aliens!

    95. palopatrol

      Trump: guys, dont vote by mail Supporters: ok *mail in votes are counted last* Trump: wOaH wHy aM i LoSiNg ???

      1. T H

        Well, I mean...he DID somehow bankrupt a casino, among other businesses...soooooooooooo...thinking things through isn't his strong point =/

    96. Aethel Yfel

      Sorry leftist but John Oliver is not a saint, is words are gospel, but his gospel therein is no truth but mittens and baileys all the way down. He is a high bishop for the cathedral of the media academia controlled state.

    97. Rez

      Hey John, maybe you should go back and argue with yourself (2019 John Oliver telling us why voting machines are not to be trusted):

    98. Mostly Peaceful Fascist

      Voter ID + Block chain

    99. ohnofan

      I voted in person in Louisiana and must say I was surprised at the safety measures in place. Hand sanitizer stations at entrance and exit, social distancing markers, all workers wearing masks and seated behind plexiglass. Pens were available for signatures but I was asked to place it in a separate container to be cleaned before reuse, and every voting machine was cleaned and sanitized between each voter. There were I voted stickers though. However, despite the fact that Louisiana has a mask mandate, people have stopped wearing them unless required by employers. I noticed that Hurricane Laura happened and suddenly the masks started to disappear. Then Hurricane Delta came along and people act as if the virus doesn’t exist. Now the case numbers are spiking again.

    100. Monica Horton

      It’s 2 weeks after the 2020 presidential election. This aged like fine wine Mr.Oliver.

      1. Raptor 3698

        @Monica Horton I think the Clark user is a troll account.

      2. Monica Horton

        @Clark Watson lmao you still on this fraud mess 🤪

      3. Clark Watson

        Fine wine ? Trump was right democrats stole the election by not giving an inch on verification of signatures on mail ballots

      4. Aethel Wolfe

        Aethel Wolfe “The press controlled state” by Charlamagne.

      5. Em Vandermeulen

        It’s 7 weeks after the election. He certainly got the taking a dump on stage part right.