John Oliver 'nearly burst into tears' while voting for the first time as a U.S. citizen

George Back
·Producer, Yahoo Entertainment
·1 min read

On Monday's The Late Show With Stephen Colbert guest John Oliver shared the story about voting in his very first U.S. presidential election. Oliver became a U.S. citizen in December, so this was the first time he was eligible to vote.

While he was a little disappointed that there was no massive lever involved in the actual voting process, the overall experience was very emotional for him.

“Scanning [the ballot] into the machine and the machine saying your vote has been counted, I nearly burst into tears,” said Oliver. “That is the truth. My eyes got misty and I thought, ‘I don't know if I can cry in the voting station?’”

Oliver has long been a vocal critic of the Trump administration. He often spends a significant amount of time during his Emmy-winning show, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, examining the president's policies.

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. on CBS.

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