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Jon Stewart apologizes for being "flip" about voting, says he did cast a ballot

Jon Stewart made lots of headlines early on Election Day after he told CNN's Christiane Amanpour that he didn't plan to vote and didn't know where his polling place was. Apparently, that was all a joke.

He certainly didn't seem like he was joking on CNN, which is why the story took off. But he also seems very genuinely apologetic in this clip from The Daily Show Tuesday night. It's a rare serious moment for the comedian — he apologizes sincerely for making light of Election Day and says that he did, indeed, vote. Stewart's obvious remorse underscores how seriously we should take voting — particularly with so much at stake.

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