Seth Meyers is having none of the GOP's bullsh*t: "Our voting process has become just as dysfunctional as our political system"

Fast on his way to becoming as necessary as John Oliver, Meyers brings his A-game on voting rights

Published April 7, 2016 5:09PM (EDT)

"Late Night" host Seth Meyers last night took a "Closer Look" at the long lines outside Wisconsin polling places during primary voting Tuesday. Meyers said the concern indicates, "Our voting process has become just as dysfunctional as our political system."

Meyers noted the Wisconsin primary "ritual" of trying to get candidates to wear cheesehead hats, which frontrunner Donald Trump politely declined, citing Mike Dukakis's campaign-ending tank factory photo-op in 1988.

"Trump declining to wear the cheese hat left an opening for Ted Cruz to dart out from his hole, steal the cheese, and drag it back to his nest," Meyers said.

Apart from cheesehead hats, Wisconsin is making headlines with new voter ID laws, which clogged up the primary process so badly as to create hours-long lines that persisted even after the results were announced Tuesday night.

"Wisconsin is just the latest example of how dysfunctional our voting process has become," Meyers said, noting that North Carolina recently passed similarly restrictive ID laws that, in some instances, forced minority voters like Rudravajhala "Rudy" Ravindra to spell their own names before casting their ballots.

"This is America," Meyers said. "The only time you should have to spell your own name is when you're screaming it on a call with Time Warner Cable."

Watch the full segment below:

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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