Dec 6, 2020 - Politics & Policy

"SNL" skewers Michigan state election fraud hearing in cold open

A photo of the NBC cast parodying the Michigan state legislature hearing on Rudy Giuliani's baseless election claims.

Photo: Will Heath/NBC

"Saturday Night Live" returned after a monthlong break with a parody in the cold open of this week's Michigan State Legislature hearing on the Trump campaign's unfounded claims of election fraud.

Details: Kate McKinnon's Rudy Giuliani vowed to introduce "highly intelligent, barely intoxicated individuals" as witnesses. Enter Cecily Strong as Melissa Carone, a Dominion Voting Systems contractor and Trump supporter, who was likened to an "SNL" character after she claimed during testimony that "dead people voted."

  • "I personally saw hundreds if not thousands of dead people vote," says Strong's Carone in a slurred speech. "I'm not lying. I signed an after David."
  • Actor Jason Bateman was the "SNL" host and Morgan Wallen was the musical guest.

Of note: Republican leaders in Michigan have said they "have not yet been aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election" in the state.

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