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Nothing Funny About Enfranchisement

November 5, 2008 at 9:00 AM | by | Comments (0)

Conan O'Brien is incredibly ill-disguised as he waits at a Manhattan polling place to cast his vote yesterday. Funny, he looks a lot shorter on TV.

Celebs who weren't getting out the vote brought themselves to the polls yesterday in a year of higher than average turn-out. British-born Anna Wintour waited in New York's SoHo with the plebes--no red carpet into the poll station. And Diddy, whose 2004 "Vote or Die" movement proved a lot of young people would actually rather die than vote, brought news cameras into the voting booth with him.

But Tim Robbins found himself a victim of voting irregularities when his name was missing from the local rolls. Apparently Robbins protested being handed a provisional ballot, whose impact has been shown to be questionable when it comes to the final tally.

Related Stories:
· Anna Wintour, Rest of City Turn Out to Vote [NYM]
· Tim Robbins Couldn't Vote, Cops Called [TMZ]
· Go in the Voting Booth with Diddy! [People.com]
· Celeb Travel coverage [Jaunted]

[Photo: Dan Hacker]

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