Barack Obama is done with people’s lame excuses for not voting in midterm elections


The Huffington Post reports Barack Obama Brutally Shuts Down People’s Lame Excuses For Not Voting:

Barack Obama is done with people’s lame excuses for not voting in the upcoming midterm elections this November.

So, in a new “Get Out The Vote” video from media company ATTN, the former president amusingly picks apart seven common reasons people give for not bothering to exercise their democratic right to cast a ballot.

“You can’t use Google to figure out which candidates on your local ballot think that the earth is flat and climate change is a hoax?” Obama asks at one point, as he tackles some people’s claims that they’re not informed enough to make a decision.

And for those folks who don’t bother voting in the midterms because they are “boring,” Obama delivers this takedown: “You know what’s boring? Scrolling through endless photos of your dinner on Instagram.”

Check out the full clip here:

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From ATTN:

We’ve all heard it before. “I don’t care about politics” or “I can’t relate to any of the candidates”. These are NOT valid excuses to stay home and not vote. This is exactly what the people in power are betting on! The last presidential election turned on fewer than 100,000 votes in 3 states! So, why should you care about the midterm elections? This November, 36 states are picking new governors and every seat in the House of Representatives is on the ballot. These are the people who can make your student loans cheaper and usher in criminal justice reform. Don’t lose your voice. Vote for the people share your values. Vote in this November’s midterm election.

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  1. In former days we all used to go to the actual polls to vote on the November Tuesday for the General Election. With mail in early ballots and early walk in voting, voters now have more options on when, where & how to vote. And voting at home with a mail in ballot is easy, with postage free envelopes. Yet voter apathy is high in America. Let’s see what happens on the upcoming General Election 2018.

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