Sacha Baron Cohen Returns As Borat To Vote In US Midterm Elections

Sacha Baron Cohen has resurrected his infamous character Borat to vote in the US midterm elections.

Dressing as the controversial character, made famous in the aptly titled film Borat (2006), Cohen posted a photo on Instagram holding, where the 'Kazakh journalist' is holding what seems to be an ID card (that doesn't belong to him) and sporting an 'I voted' sticker.

Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat. Credit: Instagram/Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat. Credit: Instagram/Sacha Baron Cohen

Along with the photo, he added the caption: "I voted, Great Success." Bet you read that in Borat's voice in your head.

This comes after the 47-year-old actor made his first appearance as the character since 2012, as he starred in a comedy skit for the show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night.

In the skit, Borat attempts to tamper with the US midterm elections - as he states at the beginning of the clip, all eyes are on Russia following the possible collusion scandal. He continues: "It's up to Kazakhstan to swing the election for Premier Trump [sic]."

In the video he heads to a wealthy area of California and attempts to meddle with the votes - he starts by asking a woman if she has voted and asks her about putting immigrants in cages - which she defends, saying it's a 'humanitarian' action and is like a 'camp out' for the kids involved. Hmm.

He also makes one man uncomfortable as they debate whether Trump is 'racist' - classic Borat. Explaining to the camera that 72 percent of the Jewish population vote Democrat - as opposed to Trump's Republican party - he then goes on to throw bacon at a Jewish man's feet while shouting: "You shall not pass." Does his plan succeed? Well... see for yourself.

Cohen has spoken out about Trump and his presidency many times, and unsurprisingly does not side with Borat. He once said to Jimmy Kimmel: "The only person who would ban Muslims is someone with a brain like a female chicken."

Sacha Baron Cohen. Credit: PA
Sacha Baron Cohen. Credit: PA

Cohen most recently took on Republican Americans in his latest series Who is America?, in which he targetted various Trump supporters such as his 2016 campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, along with former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore and former Alabama Rep. Jason Spencer - the latter ended up resigning following his controversial appearance on the show.

In the series, Cohen also spoke to California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher and former US vice president Dick Cheney.

His Borat character shot to fame in 2006 after featuring on the TV series Da Ali G Show. Cohen actually ended up with a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for the iconic and hilarious performance.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Sacha Baron Cohen

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