Instead of waiting until Election Day to cast his vote, United States President Barack Obama has decided to cast an early ballot as a means to push for early voting and put early voters at ease.
United States President, Democratic incumbent, Barack Obama has recently cast vote not long ago at the polls in Chicago. Instead of waiting until Election day on November 6 to cast his vote, Obama opted to participate in early voting. This is an action by Obama as a means to give confidence to those that plan to participate in the early voting process. Not long ago, on October 15, First Lady Michelle Obama voted by an absentee ballot. A sizable number of people have already cast their ballots in the early voting process.
This action by Obama is part of the campaign's strategy of locking up the early voters. Currently, the early voting lead goes to Obama.
Recently, Obama's campaign worn a court ruling to have the state of Ohio to keep early voting through the weekend before Election Day. Currently Mitt Romney, the GOP nominee, is currently in Ohio. Ohio is a crucial swing state that could determine who wins the presidency. The Obama campaign, in regards to early voting, released a new ad aimed at Democrats. The ad focuses on the 2000 US Presidential election between then Republican nominee and former US President George W. Bush and Democratic nominee and then-US Vice-President Al Gore in which Florida was the determining state.
At the end of the ad, it says “Vote Early Now.”
While early voting has helped Obama, the campaign has its reasons. The Democratic National Committee had released a memo that talks about who is leading in the early voting. In regards to the memo, it states that Obama holds the lead over early voters in Ohio, Iowa, Nevada, and Wisconsin.
This strategy, according to the Obama campaign, is a safety net in terms of dealing against voter suppression. Also, early voting seems to be an effective way to reach out to the undecided voters. In short, Obama's small simple action of participating in early voting could have a major impact from now until Election Day.