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Colbert and Stewart perform musical to get out the vote

Technically Incorrect: As a final gesture before Election Day, the two comedians go all "Hamilton."

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.

Vote. History demands it.

The Late Show/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

In a country that celebrates freedom, there's been a lot of oppressive nagging lately.

I'm not merely talking about the Twitter feeds of presidential candidates. I'm talking about the mountain of appeals begging people to vote.

What's the big deal? It's just a country. And anyway, the system is rigged. (You see, Donald Trump has got to me too.)

For some, this insistence on voting seems at odds with an election campaign that made WWE look like church.

It was dirty, ugly and about as inspirational as blancmange being forcibly inserted into each of your nostrils.

Still, on the last day before the polls opened, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart aimed high. They tried to persuade every American they must exercise their right. And they did it by appealing to the heart of American taste: the Broadway musical.

In a sprawling opus on Colbert's "Late Show," the two former "Daily Show" stalwarts brought out the biggest guns they could find in the musical lexicon.

There was a little girl, a black man, a spaceman and a cowboy. There was Javier Muñoz from "Hamilton." There was even some spitting in the face.

"History has its eyes on you," rapped Muñoz.

Thus far, more than 160,000 have tuned into this show on YouTube. I wonder how many will heed its message.

Perhaps you think that elections change little, merely giving the word "change" a bad name. Perhaps you believe that technology will sweep away the need for politics, voting and even for humanity.

But one of the worst feelings in the world is the one that goes: "I wish I'd said something. I wish I'd done something."

And that's about the best argument I can come up with to persuade you to bother going to your polling station and filling in a few blanks.