The Onion Puts a Camera Inside a Polling Booth on Facebook Live

Democracy at Its Finest?

Published On
Nov 08, 2016

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Satirical news site The Onion captured democracy "live" on Facebook Live today by placing a camera inside a polling booth, revealing some strange behaviors among a colorful cast of voters.

Among them were a guy whose idea of an "informed" choice came down to calling his friend and finding out who he voted for; a man who had no idea he was supposed to be voting, and instead changed his clothes for a day at the beach; Southpaw, the White Sox mascot, who seemed the most careful of citizens as he carefully looked over his ballot -- before stuffing it into his mouth; a girl who looked about 12; a man determined not to help decide the future of his country -- but to charge his phone; a Russian-speaking dude who for some reason came supplied with multiple ballots and Jesus himself, who arrives with a frightening big bang.

Perhaps the funniest aspect of the faux live stunt was the comments themselves, which revealed that slmoe viewers have idea what The Onion is about.


Nov 08, 2016
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