Last night a Daily Show report by comedian Jason Jones reported on high levels of apathy among Colorado voters. Looking at statistics as well as conducting interviews on Denver’s 16th Street Mall, Jones found that an overwhelming majority of people (80 percent) did not vote in last September’s recall election, which snatched away the jobs of state senators John Morse of Colorado Springs and Angela Giron of Pueblo.
But there’s a good reason for that low turnout: The recall elections were only held in the districts where those two politicians are from.
The program didn’t make any note of that, however, making it seem as if Denver voters, who didn’t have the ability to cast votes in the recall elections, were to blame. So, was theDaily Show just having some fun at Colorado’s expense, or did the crew screw up? We have calls into both Comedy Central and Morse, who was interviewed by the show, to ask, and we’ll update this post if we hear back.