Tragically, Ben Affleck doesn't actually have a gigantic back tattoo of a rising phoenix. But the Gigli star does boast considerable Boston clout, which he's now putting to good use to urge Americans to get their ass to the polls this November. Affleck has teamed up with Funny or Die for a new voting PSA aimed at New Hampshire residents, better known to Affleck as his "kid brother" for geographic reasons.
"I love New Hampshire," Affleck explained in the clip. "Have you ever been to New Hampshire? It's fucking beautiful." In fact, Affleck said he's been "loving on" New Hampshire since he was nothing more than a baby Pats fan. "I took my first steps in New Hampshire," Affleck revealed. "Figuratively, of course."
The New England state is "wicked fucking important" in every presidential election, Affleck noted. But this time the stakes are much higher. "If you give a shit about women's rights, if you care about keeping environment safe for future generations, ever heard of this?" Affleck said. "You care about people getting to piss in the fucking bathroom of their choice? Then guess who's got your back in this election? That's right. My basically home state of New Hampshire."
The latest election forecasts place Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton as a clear victor in New Hampshire. For example, Five Thirty Eight's state breakdown has Clinton at an 86.7 percent chance of winning New Hampshire over Republican nominee Donald Trump. According to their estimates, Trump only has a 13.2 percent chance of locking down the state.