TEMPLE TERRACE, FL.--President Barack Obama will be the first president to ever vote early in person when he touches down in Chicago Thursday to cast his ballot. Michelle Obama already voted, sending in an absentee ballot to the Chicago Board of Elections. This is all part of an Obama campaign strategy to lock in their vote early.
Early voting starts in battleground Florida on Oct. 276.
From the campaign: " On Wednesday in Davenport, Iowa, President Obama will kick off a two day, around the clock campaign blitz across six battleground states. ....
"After leaving Iowa on Wednesday, October 24, the President will rally voters in Denver, Colorado at the Meadow at City Park, followed by a late night grassroots event in Las Vegas, Nevada. The President will travel overnight to Tampa, Florida for a grassroots rally, and a tarmac event in Richmond, Virginia on Thursday. As the President crisscrosses the nation, he will spend time on Air Force One calling undecided voters, rallying National Team Leaders and volunteers and continuously engaging with Americans across the country about the choice in this election.
"Following the event in Richmond, the President will then travel to Chicago to cast his ballot and make history by being the first sitting President to vote early in person. The President will end his two-day tour with an evening grassroots event in Cleveland, Ohio."
Obama Temple Terrace, Fl. campaign office. (photo by Lynn Sweet)