Joss Whedon is once again trying to Save the Day with a politically-themed short video. Minka Kelly, Anders Holm and Luis Guzman star in “Fraud Squad,” which follows this week’s “Weatherman” in the “Avengers” director’s quest to keep Donald Trump far away from the White House — and offer a glimpse of the potential consequences of an actual Trump presidency.
This latest video takes aim at the problem or voter fraud — or, more accurately, the lack thereof. With a “Law and Order”–style intro — “In the U.S. Government,” the narrator intones, “there’s only one team equipped to take on the scourge of voter fraud” — the video presents the Fraud Squad as a quick-to-action task force who, after the action-packed opening credits, have literally nothing to do other than sit in their drab office and contemplate lunch options.
Onscreen text informs us that a study of in-person voter fraud found just 31 cases over a 14-year period, during which more than one billion votes were cast; voter ID laws, meanwhile, have repeatedly been found to be racially discriminatory. Watch “Fraud Squad” below.