With days until Election Day, former President Barack Obama has issued a new call to action for Americans. In a Saturday Twitter post, he calls on Americans to volunteer to support the Biden campaign in the final lead-up to the election. Specifically, he spotlights the opportunity to call voters on behalf of the Biden campaign — and in the post, he includes a video clip of himself doing just that. In the Coronavirus-induced absence of big in-person events, person-to-person contact like via campaign phone-banking takes on an even more critical role.
On Twitter, the former president shared the following:
‘You could be the difference between someone making it out to the polls or staying home. And many states could be decided by a handful of votes. Join me and make some calls for Joe in the last few days of this election: http://joebiden.com/call’
Check out his message and a video clip of Obama speaking with a surprised voter below:
You could be the difference between someone making it out to the polls or staying home. And many states could be decided by a handful of votes. Join me and make some calls for Joe in the last few days of this election: https://t.co/FZknijCx0E pic.twitter.com/XGUnAArRXW
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 31, 2020
President Donald Trump has claimed that Obama waited to endorse Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden following his victory in the primaries out of some kind of hesitation about Biden’s candidacy. This claim is a lie — Obama did not significantly delay an endorsement for Biden. In reality, the endorsement came days after the Democratic primary race drew to a close following the drop-out of Biden’s last challenger, Sen. Bernie Sanders (who has also endorsed Biden and heartily supported the Democratic nominee’s campaign). Obama has made a slew of web-based and in-person campaign appearances for Biden. For example, recently, Obama went to Orlando, Florida, where he spoke to an enthusiastic crowd and hammered the president’s cowardly failures to effectively respond to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Obama-Biden won Michigan by 16% in 2008 and 10% in 2012. Let's go get this. https://t.co/lzFGq8seCS
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) October 28, 2020
The former president has more Biden campaign stops planned for this weekend and beyond. On Saturday, he’s appearing in Michigan alongside Biden himself, and on Monday — the day before Election Day — Obama will make stops in both Atlanta, Georgia, and South Florida. Michigan, Georgia, and Florida are all within the Biden campaign’s reach — as of this Saturday afternoon, Biden’s in the lead in polling averages from all three states, albeit by thinner margins in Georgia and Florida.
Inbox: On Monday, November 2, President Obama will travel to Atlanta, Georgia and South Florida to campaign on behalf of Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Georgia Senate Candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 31, 2020
Check out Twitter’s response to Obama’s message below: