Former First Lady Michelle Obama is calling on voters to “spread the word” about mail-in voting ahead of what is likely to be a contentious election.
In a video address released on Tuesday by Obama’s “When We All Vote” organization, the former first lady made another push for national mail-in voting for November’s crucial election.
“Fair and safe voting is gonna be more important than ever this year. And that’s why When We All Vote is fighting to expand vote-by-mail, in-person early voting, and online voter registration,” Obama said.
“Make sure your friends, families, and communities are registered, know their rights, and are fully prepared to vote by mail this year or vote early in-person,” Obama said, adding, “Let’s get more folks across the country trained with the tools, the resources, and the information they’ll need to vote because this election couldn’t be more important.”
This is the second time in less than a month where Obama has delivered a major 2020 message for Democrats.
Late last month, Obama released a new video message saying the “election could not be more important for the future of our country.”
“We’ve only got 100 days left … and we’ve got to direct every ounce of energy we have into making sure everyone we know understands the importance of their voice and their vote,” Obama said.
“With everything that’s been going on this year, this election could not be more important for the future of our country,” Obama says in her video message.
“All that good work you’ve been doing—all the outreach … the voter registration parties … the efforts to make sure no American has to choose between their health or their vote on Election Day—that work is more important than ever before,” Obama said.
Democrats have been pushing strongly for an immediate transition away from traditional in-person voting to a vote-by-mail system in all 50 states ahead of the 2020 election amid the coronavirus.
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