White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said President Obama voted absentee today--for Democrats Alexi Giannoulias for senator and Pat Quinn for governor. Gibbs did not say what Obama did on the Cook County judicial retention ballot. First Lady Michelle Obama voted in person on Oct. 14 at a City of Chicago early voting station on the South Side.
below, exchange from the briefing.....
Q Can you tell us what the President's plans are for voting?
MR. GIBBS: He just voted absentee in the West Wing.
Q Who did he vote for?
MR. GIBBS: I did not ask. I assume that's a private decision.
Q Because we know now he's not necessarily a straight Democratic ticket guy, right? (Laughter.)
MR. GIBBS: I don't know whether he voted independent or not. No, I can assure you, I know who he voted for governor and Senate in Illinois -- the two Democratic candidates who I believe will win.