In a recent interview with the Raleigh News & Observer, comedian Lewis Black, who regularly appears on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and has a home in Chapel Hill, took a moment to talk about his opposition to North Carolina's recently passed voter suppression law, as well as his support of the ACLU's work to protect voting rights. Here's the relevant part of the interview:
Q: Do you get involved much on the local level, when you’re down in North Carolina?
A: Well, I just did Charlotte and really, if I had any brains, I’d leave the road now and just do comedy in North Carolina. I’d be set, with what these people are doing. Actually, I’m working with the ACLU right now on voting rights stuff. I hate saying the ACLU, because people get psychotic around that word.
What North Carolina did with voting rights is really. … I mean, I’ll talk about it when I get there. But, you know, really? In a country where it’s hard enough to get people to vote, you’re going to make it more difficult? That’s not the idea. That was never the idea behind voting. What they’re doing, it’s really criminal.