On yesterday's The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (November 2), fellow late-night host John Oliver made a virtual appearance, opening up about voting in his very first US presidential election.
It was nearly a year ago back in December 2019 that Oliver officially became a US citizen, and, as such, this was the first time he has been eligible to vote in a presidential election in the States.
And although he was slightly disappointed that there wasn't a huge lever as part of the voting process, the actual experience was a very sentimental one for the 43-year-old British talk show host.
"Scanning [the ballot] into the machine and the machine saying your vote has been counted, I nearly burst into tears," said Oliver, per Yahoo. "That is the truth. My eyes got misty and I thought, 'I don't know if I can cry in the voting station?'"
"It was honestly, it was amazing," Oliver told Colbert, per E! Online. "Putting [the candidates] aside, as an immigrant who had just got his citizenship in December of last year, I was waiting for that to feel real."
He added: "When you worry about your immigration status all the time and even getting your passport still doesn't feel real because you haven't tested it against a system."
Oliver has long spoken out against the Trump administration. Indeed, he spends much of his show Last Week Tonight With John Oliver delving into the president's policies.Related Video - Also on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Josh Brolin reads Trump tweets as Thanos:
Voting is still ongoing across the US as American citizens decide once and for all who they want in the White House over the next four years between the incumbent republican president or the Democratic presidential candidate.
Per The Independent, almost 100 million people had already cast their ballot in advance of election day, making it likely that voter turnout in this presidential election will reach record-breaking numbers.
According to national polls, Biden led by 66% among these early voters. However, in terms of those voting today, 69% were in favor of President Trump.