Host John Oliver’s stellar comedic timing brings forward a sticking point with regard to the unequal voting rights of the citizens and nationals in America’s US territories. HBO’s ever-popular Last Week Tonight’s treatment of the situation in Guam, American Samoa and Puerto Rico delivers an often overlooked fact with great comedy undertones.
The video highlights the fact that the US territories have not been given a political voice since over four million people there cannot vote. This rule based on legislation that dates back to 1901. In short the mantra is that it is high time to change this grievous wrong!