Seth Meyers takes aim at Grothman on Late Night

Posted at 10:58 AM, Apr 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-07 14:31:54-04

Wisconsin U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman's comment about the state's voter ID law is now comedy fodder for at least one late night talk show host.

Seth Meyers took aim at Grothman's election night comment about photo ID helping Republicans win Wisconsin.  

Meyers pointed out on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" that a Wisconsin federal district court judge found that the law's defenders "could not point to a single instance of known voter impersonation occurring in Wisconsin at any time in the recent past."

"Not a single instance. To put that in perspective, in the last year, Wisconsin had more successful Netflix series than instances of voter fraud," Meyers said, referring to "Making a Murderer."

During a live interview Tuesday night, Grothman told TMJ4's political director Charles Benson that Republicans will win Wisconsin because Hillary Clinton is a weak nominee, and "now we have photo ID, and I think photo ID is gonna make a little bit of a difference as well."

"Oh, no, no, no, you're not supposed to say that out loud," Meyers said, going on to make an analogy to a man with a nice car and a reference to a part of the male anatomy we can't talk about here.

The law has been controversial since it was first passed in 2011, and spent years in court before becoming law. Opponents claim it was created by Republicans to suppress the votes of poor people who would be more likely to vote for the Democratic Party.

Grothman stood ground on his comments in an interview Wednesday, saying, "I think if you feel that the elections are run honestly, more people will turn out, and I think more of those people who turn out will vote Republican. You got to remember it was to a certain extent a flip comment as well."

Watch Meyer's full segment on the Wisconsin elections below, including a bit on reporters making "lame Swiss Cheese references."