Every vote counts.
Yesterday, on the first day of early voting in Florida—where just 537 votes decided the 2000 election—we took a look at our incredible registration effort and grassroots foundation in the Sunshine State. As the day went on, we saw record-breaking turnout in three key Florida counties: Hillsborough (Tampa), Duval (Jacksonville) and Leon (Tallahassee).
Today we’ll travel north to North Carolina—another state where early voting is underway, and a state where everyone knows the value of every vote. In 2008 President Obama became the first Democrat to win the Tar Heel State in 32 years, by 14,000 votes: just five votes per precinct. We know this year will be just as close, and that every door knock, phone call and vote could make the difference.Read More…
“If you'll roll up your sleeves, and if you'll work with me, and knock on some doors with me, and make some calls with me, we'll win Scott County again. We'll win Iowa again. We'll win this election again. And we'll finish what we started and remind the world why the United States of America is the greatest nation on Earth.
—President Obama in Davenport, Iowa
Watching college football today? The teams on the field aren’t the only ones going head to head on campuses across the country.
The Obama 2012 campus call contest lets you match up the Students for Obama call team from your favorite school against any other—and you can help your team win by making more calls for the President.
So who can make the most calls? Will USC hold onto its narrow lead over Arizona? Can Michigan State make a heroic comeback against Wisconsin? The ball’s in your hands. Set up your rivalry of choice, call voters in battleground states, and score a touchdown for President Obama today.
Welcome to the next-to-last weekend before Election Day.
Many voters in battleground states are already hitting the polls and voting early, so why not give a few of them a call? Encourage folks to get out there and win this election for President Obama—he’s counting on you for the next 10 days.
Getting out the vote (GOTV) state by state is how we’ll win this election. We don’t have the luxury of early vote here in Pennsylvania, so we only have 13 hours while polls are open on Election Day to make sure all of our supporters go out and vote.
To make sure we’re ready for the big day, we’re having nationwide “dry runs” this weekend and next. What does that mean? You can think of a dry run like a dress rehearsal for November 6th. We’ll spend the day simulating what we will do on Election Day while talking to key voters across the country.Read More…
If you go canvassing this weekend, this could be your clipboard:
Pictured: An Obama-Biden sticker for your jacket, a map of the neighborhood, and an information packet to help you talk to voters at the door.
Not pictured: The fired-up organizers and volunteers who will greet you at the staging location, and teach you everything you need to know about getting out the vote.
Later today, Barack Obama will become the first sitting president to vote early in-person. Shortly after, he’ll touch down in the crucial battleground state of Ohio—a state where early vote has been underway for three weeks now. Looking at the numbers, we’re already ahead of the where we were in 2008 and, most importantly, we’re ahead of Mitt Romney.
Here’s a look at why:
Early vote has always been a top priority for our grassroots organization in Ohio, and it’s now paying off in major ways. Before the first day of early vote, hundreds of students camped out at The Ohio State University in Columbus, in Cincinnati, Dayton and elsewhere, braving bad weather to be the first at the polls at 5:00 a.m. On that first day, more Ohioans voted in the largest counties—all counties the President won in 2008—than did on the first day of early vote four years ago.Read More…