Former President Barack Obama recently used a popular TikTok personality to promote voting to TikTok users.
Obama Campaigning for Votes
Former President Barack Obama made a cameo appearance in a TikTok video on Tuesday to encourage voters ahead of the midterm elections.
Obama was featured in a TikTok video with content creator Vitus Spehar on Monday. Spehar, who goes by “V,” is the host of “Under The Desk News,” a TikTok show that “offers 1-minute daily update including current events, politics, and special interest stories.
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In his guest appearance “under the desk,” Obama urged people to get out and register to vote, and support Democrats to enact new climate change restrictions, gun control laws, and support abortion rights.
“Here’s the thing: you can stay [under the desk] for now, but when it comes time for voting you’re going to have to get up,” Obama says in the video, posted Tuesday.
“You got climate change legislation on the ballot, you got gun safety. And, when we can elect more pro-choice members of Congress, we can re-institute [sic] Roe v. Wade as the law of the land.”
Spehar then asks, “Is now a bad time to say that I voted for McCain in 2008?”
“Mmm… as long as you voted,” Obama replies with a grin.
Watch the video below:
The video had raked in 1.4 million views on TikTok by Wednesday afternoon.
Midterm Elections November 8th
The midterm elections will be held next Tuesday, November 8th across America. Take the time to properly prepare for the election and read about your candidates, including school board members, and local government to ensure you vote for who you feel is best suited for the role.
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