President Barack Obama said political candidates who are running ads against him personally should motivate voters to get out to the polls even more.
“Those ads shouldn’t matter,” Obama told the “The Ryan Cameron Morning Show with Wanda Smith” in an interview that aired Tuesday on V-103 in Atlanta, Georgia. “That should be one more reason to go out and vote.”
Obama urged voters in states with early voting to go cast their vote as soon as they can.
“It is critically important to make sure that folks vote,” Obama said, in the interview, which was taped Monday. “And you’ve got early vote in Georgia. I voted today in Illinois. We’ve got early voting there. There weren’t any lines. I walked in and get it done in 10 minutes.”
In the radio interview supporting Michelle Nunn in her Senate race, he repeated his plea from campaign rallies Sunday to get out the vote and to bring family, friends and neighbors.
“If you don’t know how to vote early or don’t know where the polling place is, you can go to Iwillvote.com, Iwillvote.com and that will direct you to where you need to go,” he said. “And I will they will tell everybody who’s listening today - not just you but your family, your friends, your neighbors: take them to the polls and make sure they vote.”
Although Obama has made few appearances with Democratic candidates just two weeks away from the election, he has said his job is to help with getting out the vote.
“Democrats who are running in red states, blue states and in so-called purple states, are going to need the strong support of those voters who supported the president in his re-election campaign, that they’re going to need the support of young voters and Hispanic voters and Asian voters, African-American voters, of course,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on Tuesday.