John OliverÂ reminded â€œLast Week Tonightâ€ viewers on Sunday that things could always be worse.
As he delved into sweeping voter suppression laws enacted by GOP-led states across the country, Oliver noted that some of the pushes were taking place in the most closely contested states in the 2020 election: Georgia, Arizona and Wisconsin, where President Joe Bidenâ€™s combined margin of victory was just under 43,000 votes.
â€œIf they had gone the other way, [Donald] Trump would still be president right now,â€ Oliver said. â€œMeaning COVID would be even worse, weâ€™d be at war with, I donâ€™t know, letâ€™s say Luxembourg, and weâ€™d all be living under attorney general MyPillow guy.â€
He added:Â â€œI know things are bleak right now, but depressingly, itâ€™s also important to remember: This is technically the better timeline.â€