First Lady Michelle Obama Makes Case For Early Voting (VIDEO)

Source: The Huffington Post

WAUSAU, Wis. — First lady Michelle Obama was in Wisconsin on Friday, revving up supporters just three days before Badger State residents can go to the polls for early voting.

“I mailed in my ballot early. I voted for Barack Obama,” she said to loud cheers from the crowd gathered in the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County Fieldhouse. “I did it because I want to spend Election Day really working to turn out the vote. And that may be something you want to think about doing.”

Approximately 980 people were in the room the first lady’s speech, with another 600 assembled in an overflow room, according to David DeSantis, the Wausau fire marshal. Obama made brief remarks to the overflow crowd before coming into the fieldhouse. Earlier in the day, she gave a similar talk to supporters in Racine, Wis.

“Early voting is important because it gives you that convenience, truly — especially students with busy schedules, families with busy lives,” said Obama.

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