Former President Barack Obama is doing everything he can to help his veep buddy Joe Biden win in November. Most notably, he apparently does not have faith that voters can figure out how to fill out ballots for themselves, so he’s lending a helping hand. Obama released multiple video tutorials on how to vote. Each video is a state-specific tutorial.
“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 healthcare. You can change our direction on every issue. That’s the power of your vote” Obama said in his videos, which went out to Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
“History shows that the easiest way to make sure that you and your friends vote, is to make a plan,” says Obama. “And when it comes to voting this year, having a plan has never been more important” he finished before tossing to a girl named Meg in the video. Meg then explains voters have three options: vote by mail, vote early in person, or vote on election day on November 3rd. Meg then goes into detail on how to achieve each option.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) said more states will be released soon, according to a press release. Michael McDonald at the University of Florida “predicts that up to 150 million people could vote this year, 65% of eligible voters. This would be the highest percentage of voter turnout since 1908” according to The Hill.
The Hill also reports that “in 2016, about 58 percent of eligible voters turned out to vote, a similar rate seen in the 2012 presidential election.”