Obama Calls on Redditors to Vote

By Jack Phillips
Epoch Times Staff
Created: November 6, 2012 Last Updated: November 6, 2012
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President Barack Obama again went on Reddit to ask the website’s users to vote.

In August, Obama answered questions on the popular social media site and this time he said, “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,” Obama continued in his Reddit post that was published at 5:30 p.m. EST.

Obama said that regardless of “your political persuasion,” Redditors should cast their ballot.

“If you’ve voted already, don’t stop there--spread the word to your friends, roommates, and neighbors,” the president said.

“Think of it as upvoting,” Obama said, referring to the term used to vote up content on the website.

When Obama last took to Reddit, some 200,000 users viewed the website to see the question-and-answer at the same time, according to The Los Angeles Times.

During the last Reddit session, Obama answered questions regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow unlimited elections spending by unions, corporations, and other parties. He also uploaded a photo of himself using his computer to confirm his account.

Romney took to Twitter on Tuesday, also calling on people to cast their ballots.

“It’s time to turn the page on the last four years. Get your friends and family and go vote,” Romney said. He also said, “We can’t afford four more years like the last. Vote today to ensure that the future will be better than the past.”

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