Dave Chappelle Is Campaigning Hard For Ben Jealous In Maryland, Hitting The Phones, Pavement And Doing Voters' Chores
Maryland, are you ready?
If you’re in Maryland, Dave Chapelle wants you to vote for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous in the midterm elections today. The comedian is campaigning on behalf of the politician by personally calling Maryland voters and even helping them with their chores, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
Like Oprah and Michael B. Jordan in Georgia, Chappelle also took a more hands-on approach by canvassing the state, knocking on doors. He even helped a few people with their groceries, seen on Jealous' Twitter account.
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In another video posted on Twitter, Chappelle called a constituent on the phone as he charmingly attempted to coax them into voting for the gubernatorial candidate.
"Put me on your speakerphone, please," Chappelle said."This is absolutely Dave Chappelle the comedian and I'm calling you guys with fantastic news: You're on the cusp of having a wonderful governor in the state of Maryland named Ben Jealous."
This is what happens when @DaveChappelle calls you personally to tell you why you should support @BenJealous, the top candidate for Maryland's gubernatorial race. #Vote #ElectionDay #November6 pic.twitter.com/fc7rAqYCeJ— Velvet Johnson, Esq. (@mycyberattorney) November 4, 2018
The Washington, D.C. native has familial ties to the gubernatorial candidate; his father and Jealous were best friends.
"I’m in his campaign office right now," the comedian told voters over the phone. "Ben and my father were best friends. He’s my godbrother. I’ve known him all my life, and I’m here supporting him because I think he’s going to do the right thing by Maryland. And I would never endorse anything or anyone I don’t believe in."
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