Election Day may not be until November 8, but many people throughout the country have already cast their ballots – including President Barack Obama.
That’s because 37 states and Washington D.C. allow some form of early voting – and the president’s home state of Illinois is one of them. For most states, early voting is still a relatively new development – and many eligible voters may not even be aware of the option.
But the Hillary Clinton campaign and President Obama want to change that – with the hope that those early voters all turn to Clinton.
The Early Bird Gets the Worm – And Hillary Clinton Wants All the Early BirdsIn this new Clinton ad, the president talks about his greatest strength – while relying on another: his sense of humor.
“My greatest strength,” the president says in the ad, “probably that I’m always early.”
The ad is shot in a faux-reality show style, and uses the same interview-style shots that are emblematic of T.V. shows like The Office or Parks and Recreation.
“He’s early to everything,” one former White House Staffer says. “I get to our 6 a.m. meeting at 5:45 – he’s already there,” another former staffer says. “How you doin’? You fired up, ready to go?” she continues before another staffer says, “I’m not fired up and ready to go. It’s five o’clock in the f-----g morning.”
“Probably my favorite thing to do early,” the president chimes in again, “is voting. Why wait until November 8th? When you vote early you can choose the day and the time that works for your schedule. And by the way, you can probably vote before Joe Biden does. It drives him nuts.”
Click here for a full list of the states that allow some type of early voting.