Obama Rallies America To Defeat GOP Fascism & Save Democracy

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Former President Barack Obama is engaging with critical races in the midterm elections around the country as Election Day approaches.

He has announced he will be appearing in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Georgia, where candidates for Senate and governor are running in high-profile face-offs that could help determine control of the Senate or who has the procedural reins of certifying a decisive set of presidential election results after the next election. He will be in Atlanta on October 28 and appear the next day in Detroit and Milwaukee. “If we want our democracy to function, we have to show up this election for the Governors, Secretaries of State and the candidates down the ballot who are going to protect voting rights and our electoral process. Because these seats wield a lot of power, and that power matters,” Obama said on Twitter alongside a clip from an interview he did for Pod Save America, which is hosted by former aides in his White House.

In the actual interview, Obama also discussed the importance of focusing on everyday issues. Democrats in Congress have accomplished a lot on that front since the advent of the Biden admin and Democratic control of both chambers, from multiple jobs initiatives to efforts aimed at bringing down prices of everyday goods and wide-reaching policies that will make healthcare more affordable. Among other changes, authorities will finally be permitted to directly negotiate over the costs of certain prescription drugs covered under Medicare, bringing down prices. The same piece of legislation also contains a limit of $2,000 per year that will go into effect for the costs seniors on Medicare pay for prescription meds.

Obama also noted the set of gun policy reforms that Congress recently passed. That initiative includes additions to the background check process for teenagers purchasing guns. In multiple mass shooting incidents, including the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, earlier this year, attackers have been teenagers.

In Wisconsin and Georgia, Democratic candidates including Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes and incumbent Raphael Warnock are running to either add to or help maintain the Democratic Senate majority, and in both states, polling indicates the race is close. Debates have already taken place in both states. In Wisconsin, members of the crowd booed Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) after he answered a question about what he found admirable about Barnes partly by rhetorically attacking him.