Seth Meyers mentioned an ominous new invoice signed by the Florida governor Ron DeSantis on Thursday, the most recent Republican-backed voting restrictions invoice to turn into regulation in a contentious election state. “Fairly than attraction to a majority of voters, [Republicans] would slightly simply rig the sport in order that they at all times win,” the Late Night time host mentioned. “They’re attempting to codify Trump’s huge election lie and make it canon.”
In a transfer Meyers referred to as “weird and deeply unnerving”, DeSantis signed the invoice, which imposes new limits on voting by mail and poll drop packing containers, stay in an unique for Fox Information. “I’m positive [the bill is] bipartisan in the event that they’re signing it completely on Fox Information,” Meyers deadpanned. “It’s like your partner saying they’ve one thing to let you know, they usually need to do it stay on Maury.
“Signing the invoice on Fox & Mates actually provides the sport away, doesn’t it?” Meyers continued. “It’s like when a mortgage shark knocks in your door with two goons on both aspect – you realize what he’s there for.”
“It’s actually surprising to see the enterprise of presidency flip right into a rightwing cable information unique,” he added. “It’s like livestreaming an emergency coronary heart surgical procedure on eBaum’s World proper subsequent to movies referred to as ‘Prime Ten Skateboard Fails’ and ‘Dude Poops His Pants in a Del Taco’.”
“The GOP has tried to rebrand itself as a populist, pro-worker’s occasion, but it surely’s all an enormous fraud,” Meyers concluded. “All they actually care about is dismantling democracy and purging anybody who disagrees with the unhinged lie that Donald Trump really received the 2020 election. They don’t care what it means for you, as long as Trump can say, ‘I really feel nice.’”
On The Every day Present, Trevor Noah investigated one other Republican try to undermine the integrity of US elections: a GOP-backed audit into the 2020 election in Arizona, run by supporters of the previous president’s baseless election fraud claims. “You would possibly assume it’s loopy to have election conspiracy theorists in control of an election, however to me, this makes good sense,” Noah joked. “As a result of don’t neglect: that is the third audit they’ve accomplished in Arizona.
“At this level, you aren’t going by way of the trouble of counting once more until you know the blokes you’re hiring are gonna provide the outcomes you need. It’s simply sensible.
“When you’re questioning how a bunch of conspiracy nuts are going to show a Biden win right into a Trump win, the reply is within the craziest manner attainable,” Noah added, as Arizona’s auditors have reportedly (unsuccessfully) searched ballots for bamboo fibers, watermarks and UV mild symbols as proof of QAnon-fueled conspiracy theories.
“America will not be actual,” Noah sadly laughed. “These dudes are looking the ballots for bamboo like a bunch of ravenous pandas. Like who’re these individuals? Typically I want that I used to be a conspiracy theorist, as a result of there may be by no means a uninteresting second. They’ll flip a regular-ass Thursday into an Indiana Jones film like this,” he joked, snapping his fingers.
And in Los Angeles, Jimmy Kimmel mocked Caitlyn Jenner’s look on Sean Hannity’s Fox Information reveals as a part of her nascent gubernatorial marketing campaign for California. “There was no city and no corridor however there was Sean Hannity, pretending to be taken with Caitlyn’s tackle quite a lot of topics, together with her inexplicable affection for Donald Trump,” mentioned Kimmel, cueing a clip by which the previous Olympic athlete and outstanding trans actuality TV star praised Trump as a disruptor who “shook the system up”.
“He shook the system so arduous he misplaced custody of it,” Kimmel joked. “Little one Protecting Companies needed to are available and cease him from shaking the system.”
Kimmel additionally blasted Jenner’s feedback about homeless individuals, which she advised are an inconvenience to her and her rich mates.
“My mates are leaving California,” Jenner mentioned, discussing a good friend from her non-public airplane hangar. “He was packing up his hangar and I mentioned, ‘The place are you going?’ And he says, ‘I’m shifting to Sedona, Arizona: I can’t take it any extra. I can’t stroll down the streets and see the homeless.’”
“Ah, homeless individuals: can’t stroll round them, can’t fly over them,” Kimmel deadpanned in response.
“Is it transphobic to name a trans individual an ignorant a-hole?” he requested. “Or does calling that trans individual an ignorant a-hole – regardless that she occurs to be a trans individual – present that we don’t discriminate in opposition to ignorant a-holes, it doesn’t matter what their gender orientation? It’s a tricky one. I don’t know, I assume we’ll let the web resolve tomorrow.”