Hey, @barackobama, I just dropped my absentee ballot in the mail - I couldn’t wait for Election Day! Love you! -mo— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) October 15, 2012
The Obamas really want you to get out and vote. On Monday afternoon, the first lady tweeted a picture of herself holding an election ballot that she was mailing off early. Minutes later President Barack Obama tweeted a similar message informing his followers he would voting early too.
Obama’s campaign said it was the first time a presidential nominee and his spouse will not vote in person on Election Day.
The carefully choreographed early voting announcement was part of a big push this week. Obama plans to discuss early voting in Ohio and Iowa on Wednesday, after Tuesday’s second presidential debate. The first lady was discussing early voting at events in Ohio on Monday, in North Carolina on Tuesday and in Wisconsin on Friday.
Obama currently leads Romney by 59 percent to 31 percent among early voters, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling data compiled in recent weeks.