Lena Dunham: 'I did vote' in 2012 election, despite report
Lena Dunham, the Golden Globe-winning creator, writer and star of the raunchy HBO drama series "Girls," took to Twitter on Thursday, February 7, to deny reports that she did not vote in the November 2012 election.
Public records show that the 26-year-old is registered to vote in Brooklyn, where she bought a condo last year. The New York political blog Room Eight reported on Wednesday that New York City's voter file shows that the actress did not vote in the 2012 general election or in any local elections since she moved from her prior home in the Tribeca area.
"Hey kids, some people on the internet are saying I didn't vote. Some of them are still mad I used a sexy metaphor re: voting," Dunham Tweeted, referring to a provocative endorsement ad for President Barack Obama that she filmed last year, in which she compares voting to losing her virginity.
"I did vote," she said. "I tried to get an absentee ballot but, because our nation's voting system is a steampunk cornmaze, it didn't arrive. So not to be a martyr about it but I flew to New York to vote. I wasn't sure if my change of address had officially been registered so ... I went to my old polling place with my dad, where they let me vote by affidavit (what was totally allowed.)"
Like many Americans, Dunham is not registered with a political party.
"Obviously I voted for Romney," she joked, referring to Republican leader Mitt Romney, who lost to Obama. "I hope everyone has a nice day."