On Thursday night’s episode of “The Daily Show,” Trevor Noah proposed a novel solution to Republican election efforts that critics call voter suppression: black people should register en masse as Republicans.
The joke came during a look at the gubernatorial race in Georgia between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp. Kemp is currently Georgia’s Secretary of State, which means he is overseeing his own election, but he has rejected calls to step down. Meanwhile, Kemp has put 53,000 registrations on hold over various inconsistencies, 70 percent of which are for black voters (who are expected to overwhelmingly vote for Abrams).
To get around that problem, said Noah: “Every black person in America needs to register as a Republican.”
“Just say you’re gonna vote red. You don’t have to do it, just say ‘I’m a Republican,'” Noah continued. “When you come out and they ask you who you voted for you, just go, ‘Yo, snitches get stitches.’ That’s all you do.”
Noah proposed that if Republicans thought black voters would turn out for them, they’d do everything they could to help. “If you don’t believe me, just look at Kanye West. Before him, they were like, ‘Just shut up and dribble!'” Noah said.
“But all he had to do was put on a MAGA hat, and they let him into the White House to yell at the president about time travel.”
Watch the whole clip above.