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  • - So the US midterm elections are coming up fast

  • and the results can have a huge impact

  • on the final two years of President Donald Trump's

  • current term in office

  • and if you're wondering what the hell midterm elections are?

  • Don't worry!

  • 'Cause I'm about to let you know in 60 seconds,

  • right after I eat this Carolina Reaper.

  • (crunching pepper)

  • Oh, my god.

  • Basically midterm elections take place,

  • as the name implies, at the halfway point

  • between presidential elections

  • and federal election during which members of Congress

  • are selected by voters.

  • This includes all 435 members

  • of the US House of Representatives

  • and one third of US Senators.

  • This year if Democrats were to win the house

  • they'd be able to (gasping)

  • They would be able to, oh god! (banging on wall)

  • - [Cameraman] 20 seconds.

  • Finish it off.

  • - This year, oh I can't do it. (record scratching to a halt)

  • I'm gonna do the full monologue one time clean.

  • I need to make sure I get these takes

  • because afterwards I won't be able to do a clean take.

  • Basically midterm elections take place,

  • as the name implies, at the halfway point

  • between presidential elections

  • and our federal elections during which members of Congress

  • are selected by voters.

  • This includes all 435 members

  • of the US House of Representatives

  • and one third of US Senators.

  • You might be wondering, what's so important?

  • Because maybe this is quite as jazzy sounding

  • as presidential elections but no,

  • these elections are incredibly important

  • because the results will dictate

  • whether the Democratic or Republican party

  • will control each chamber of Congress

  • and whichever party controls each chamber

  • will have an easier time passing proposed legislation

  • in their chamber.

  • This year, if Democrats were to win the house

  • they would be able to decide which bills come to the floor,

  • control committee chairmanships,

  • add support over a certain investigation

  • of Trump's administration.

  • If Republicans maintain the Senate,

  • they'll be able to appoint conservative judges

  • and approve Trump's cabinet nominees.

  • So regardless of where you lean politically,

  • get out there and exercise your right to vote.

  • This is the time to make your voice heard.

  • Jack, it's burning. - Yeah I bet.

  • - Jack! - What?

  • (phone going off)

  • - It hurts!

  • This is where I die. (laughing)

  • - [Jack] Aw, look at that, he's in pain,

  • he's still making jokes. (laughing)

- So the US midterm elections are coming up fast

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I Ate The World's Hottest Pepper While Explaining Midterm Elections

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    Emily posted on 2018/09/26
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