Election Day is just 18 days away, and former President Barack Obama is urging voters to register, request online vote-by-mail ballot, and cast their ballots early.
Voting is Now he stressed in a Democratic Party ad this week. Since Pennsylvania has unlimited mail-in voting right up to November 3, “The 2020 election isn’t a few weeks away,” Pres. Obama stressed, “it’s
“Millions of Americans have already voted. Make sure you stand up and join them,” he says in the ad, shared on YouTube this week. “There will always be reasons to think your vote doesn’t matter. That’s not new. What is new is a growing movement for justice, equality and progress on so many issues.”
“But it’s going to be close,” he continued. “It could come down to a handful of voters just like you. So I’m asking you to bring this thing home. Leave no doubt. Vote early.”
Pres. Obama reminded voters that the 2016 presidential election was extremely close, with Hillary Clinton winning 64,429,062 votes – more than President Trump’s 62,352,375. Mr. Trump, however, won the Electoral College with 306 electoral votes. The grim reality was that 20 of those Electoral College votes for Trump came from Pennsylvania.
Mr. Obama has warned that the Trump administration is “working to keep people from voting.”
(Information for this article was collected from news and campaign material by Ted Behr)