Exclusive: In new video, Barack Obama has a message for Pa.: Have a plan to vote

Former President Barack Obama in a new Democratic National Committee video (screen capture)

With just three weeks to go before Election Day, national Democrats are calling in the big guns to make sure that voters in a must-win battleground state have a plan to cast their ballots.

In a new video, released on behalf of the Democratic National Committee, former President Barack Obama warns Keystone State voters that because so “much is at stake in this election,” they need to make sure they have a plan to vote: whether that’s by mail, at a dropbox, at their county elections office, or in-person at the polls on Election Day.

You can watch the video here.

“So much is at stake in this election — from getting the pandemic under control to building a fairer economy to taking on climate change to protecting our health care,” Obama says in the video exclusively obtained by the Capital-Star. “History shows that the easiest way to make sure that you and your friends vote is to make a plan. And when it comes to voting this year, having a plan has never been more important.”

Democrats recently beefed up their voter engagement site IWillVote.com, where voters can request a mail-in ballot and register to vote. There’s also a Spanish language site, VoyaVotar.com.

Oct. 19 is the deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania. Oct. 27 is the deadline to request an absentee ballot.

 

John L. Micek
A 3-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning political reporter, Micek’s career has taken him from small town meetings and Chicago City Hall to Congress and the Pennsylvania Capitol. His weekly column on U.S. politics is syndicated to 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. He also contributes commentary and analysis to broadcast outlets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Micek’s first novel, “Ordinary Angels,” was released in 2019 by Sunbury Press