Obama Makes 11th Hour Election Day Plea to Reddit
“I want to thank you all again for the reception you gave me in August for my AMA. Good questions. Definitely not bad,” wrote the president, referencing his earlier interview on the site during the Republican National Convention.
The rest of the message:
“I’m checking in because polls will start closing in this election in just a few hours, and I need you to vote. Millions of Americans have stepped up in support of this campaign over the last 19 months, and today we decide what the next four years look like — but only if we show up. I ask that you go out there and cast your vote, whatever your political persuasion. You can confirm your polling location here: https://www.barackobama.com/lookup.”
Obama capped off the message with a nod to Reddit users, who upvote or downvote content based on its quality:
“If you’ve voted already, don’t stop there — spread the word to your friends, roommates, and neighbors. Think of it as upvoting.”
Check out the president’s message on Reddit. Do you think this last-minute digital plea will help turn out the vote? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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Photo Credit: @BarackObama, taken during Obama’s August AMA.