Late Wednesday night, Room Eight broke the major story that millionaire author and recap muse Lena Dunham did not vote in the last election, despite starring in that controversial pro-Obama get-out-and-vote ad last fall. So, huge scandal, right? Maybe. From Room Eight, who really dug deep for this one:
...I can now report that according to New York City's voter file, a Lena Dunham registered in registered in Brooklyn did not vote in the 2012 general election or in any local elections since she moved from her prior address in Tribeca.
Buzzfeed notes Dunham voted in 2008, but not in 2004. However, a commenter on Buzzfeed's report said he thought Dunham was in India during the election. So the night team here at Gawker did some investigating of our own. The results are shocking.
Big time RT @juliaberndt I know you're out and about in India. But, you did vote, right?
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) November 5, 2012
Controversy averted? Or is this just the beginning...