Tim Robbins purged from voter rolls
"I had to go down and see a judge," screen actor Tim Robbins told TMZ after his record disappeared from the New York City voting precinct where he'd been casting his vote for over ten years.
Robbins was told on first arriving at the precinct that he would have to cast a provisional ballot. After an argument with a poll worker, he instead went to the City Board of Elections to obtain proof that he was registered.
"This is what you have to do to vote," he said. "What happened was that my name was not on the rolls, and I'm not the only one. While I was waiting, thirty people...in the first five hours had been taken off the rolls...You do the math on that: Six per hour, per district, across America?"
Robbins, an anti-war Bush critic and activist as well as an actor, director, screenwriter and producer, won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and a SAG award for his role in Mystic River. He also won the Best Actor Award at Cannes for his starring role in 1992's The Player and co-starred with Morgan Freeman in 1994's The Shawshank Redemption. He has two sons with actress Susan Sarandon.
The following video is from TMZ.com, posted November 4, 2008.
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