With a little less than three weeks left until the 2018 Midterms, the drive to get eligible voters to the polls is in full effect.
On Wednesday, former president, Barack Obama, was featured in a video by ATTN, where he tackled 7 common excuses people use on not voting. Obama insists that young Americans have the chance to see its most diverse Congress if they take the time to get out and vote this November.
The last presidential election turned on fewer than 100,000 votes in three states. More people go to Coachella. There’s no good excuse not to vote. Head over to https://t.co/zTCemnRMYV to check your registration, get your absentee ballot, and find out where to vote on November 6. https://t.co/LIQbltVJtz
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 17, 2018
One of the most widely used excuses is “my vote doesn’t matter.” The former president’s response is one that might make a few people feel silly. “When it comes to something like ‘Dancing with the Stars’, people actually think their votes matter,” he joked. “But a vote in this November’s election actually does matter.”
The 2018 Midterms will take place on Tuesday, November 6 and it’s a chance for young Americans, in particular, to help make a difference. “You wouldn’t let your grandparents pick your playlist,” Obama said in the video. “Why would you let them pick your representative who’s going to determine your future?”
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