Voters in New Hampshire received
some great news recently! A Federal Appeals Court lifted the ban on taking a picture of your completed ballot, also known as the ballot selfie. Ballot selfies were banned in New Hampshire in 2014, supposedly to protect against vote buying, as pictures could serve as proof that a person voted for a particular candidate in order to receive a payout. But the court ruled that this ban was unconstitutional, and violated the first amendment. You know, the first amendment? Which clearly states that congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech; or of the press; or of the selfie, duck-lipped or otherwise? Snapchat also got involved in the case, filing a brief in support of ballot selfies, saying “Americans have shared their votes with social networks since the mid-nineteenth century.” You’re damn right we have! Sharing everything on our social networks is a tradition as old as America itself. Who could forget George Washington’s famous instagram post? 4,000 likes! Or what about Reagan’s tweet to Mr. Gorbachev? That’s why other states are getting in on ballot selfies. Marc Levine, an assemblyman in California, sponsored a bill to legalize ballot selfies in the state. He said, “It’s time to make voting cool.” And who better to make something cool than Assemblyman Marc Levine, who’s like the Beyonce of the California State Assembly! [LEVINE] Hello. I’m Assemblymember Marc Levine. But before you snap, it’s good to know your state laws, as many still ban the practice. For instance, in Massachusetts and Louisiana, taking a picture of your completed ballot isn’t allowed. And in Illinois and Wisconsin, it’s a straight-up felony, which could technically land you in jail. But sometimes that’s just what happens when you’re a badass. They don’t know you! They don’t know your life! #mugshotselfie. But no matter what state you’re in, remember: No ballot dick pics. So just stop sending them to me! Seriously, Anthony Weiner, stop! So this election day, get out there
and make your selfies heard. And let’s show the world exactly
what makes America so great: our endless and constitutionally protected narcissism. (phone chimes) Ugh, Anthony! Hey! We want to see your ballot selfies, so hit us up @wetheinternettv on Twitter and Facebook. And while you’re at it, you might as well subscribe to our page! It’s even easier than voting.