Seinfeld actor Wayne Knight reprised his role as mailman Newman for a pro-vote by mail, get out the vote PSA that was not sponsored by the U.S. Post Office but by a liberal group tied to Barack Obama called PACRONYM.
In his inimitably conspiratorial Newman style, Knight mocks President Trump and his “so-called Postmaster General” — “That guy’s never licked a stamp,” Knight croaks — for their criticism of universal mail-in ballots. The ad’s sponsor, PACRONYM, is a left-wing super PAC founded in 2017 and run by Obama operatives Tara McGowan and David Plouffe. PACRONYM was also endorsed by failed 2016 Democrat presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. The PAC recently announced that it had raised $75 million to oppose Donald Trump’s reelection.
The ad was masterminded by Seinfeld and Veep writer and producer David Mandel who reached out to Knight to bring on his Newman character once again.