"Even Jay Z was forgiven by track 11": Trevor Noah ties together Beyonce, voting rights and "Lemonade"

"Voting and jury duty," Noah added. "Some bittersweet news for an ex-con"


Brendan Gauthier
April 27, 2016 4:05PM (UTC)

"Daily Show" host Trevor Noah last night touched on Virginia's Gov. Terry McAuliffe's new law allowing ex-convicts who've served their time to vote in elections, run for office, and serve on a jury.

"Voting and jury duty," Noah said. "Some bittersweet news for an ex-con."

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"You can argue that voting restrictions on felons have their place," he continued. "When you commit a crime, you do give up certain right for a period of time. Much like when you order sushi from a strip club, for a certain period of time you give up your right to solid poop."

Noah argued that a "period of time" is that which is deemed acceptable by society and that any punishment past that point is overkill.

"It doesn't make sense to keep punishing people after it's over," he added. "Even Jay Z was forgiven by Track 11."

Watch the full segment below:


Brendan Gauthier

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