Did Lena Dunham Skip Out on Voting in 2012?

One blog claims she did
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 7, 2013 10:00 AM CST
Did Lena Dunham Skip Out on Voting in 2012?
Lena Dunham arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Potential celebrity scandal alert: Room Eight, a New York politics blog, says Lena Dunham did not vote in 2012. The Girls creator, of course, made a controversial ad last year urging people to vote for Obama. But, while a Lena Dunham is registered to vote in Brooklyn, she didn't actually vote there in last year's presidential election, according to Room Eight. What's more, she was eligible to vote in 2004 and didn't, Slate revealed last year. (Dunham basically admitted this in the aforementioned ad, in which she reveals that her "first time" was with Obama.)

And both Slate's and Room Eight's investigations found that Dunham has also failed to vote in any local elections, both when she was registered in Manhattan and now that she's registered in Brooklyn. But, one BuzzFeed commenter thinks it's possible Dunham voted in 2012 by absentee ballot: She was in India at the time, and a Gawker writer asked her two days before the election whether she had voted. Dunham's reply: "Big time." (More Lena Dunham stories.)

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