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Have you always considered Kellyanne Conway a bit…frightening? She hasn’t been quite so visibly lately, but the Saturday Night Live crew found her last weekend, lurking in the sewers as a clown called “Kellywise” (Kate McKinnon). Her political rap is the same as ever, but with her “alternative facts” taken to a new level of horror fantasy.

She haunts the dreams of Anderson Cooper (Alex Moffat), her intended victim, who sees her dead-white face, traced with lipstick veins, and asks what she’s done with her makeup.

“I’ve toned it down,” she croaks. “Put me on TV!”

But is Kellywise just a nightmare — or a monstrous reality? This sketch is almost as chilling as the real thing.

Photo by archer10 (Dennis) / CC BY-SA 2.0

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The stakes felt especially high. Her husband, a postal worker in the same facility, was at high risk because his immune system is compromised by a condition unrelated to the coronavirus. And the 20-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service knew that her job, operating a machine that sorts mail by ZIP code, would be vital to processing the flood of mail-in ballots expected this fall.

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