Obama hops on Reddit before polls close to remind people to vote

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President Obama hopped on Reddit before polls closed today to remind people to vote, a brief follow-up to the hugely popular AMA he held in August.

The AMA in August was a massive success, with the thread receiving more than 6 million views in a matter of days. Obama’s AMA is ““only link in recorded history to have surpassed the front page,” Reddit said at the time.

Obama wrote (emphasis ours):

I want to thank you all again for the reception you gave me in August for my AMA. Good questions. Definitely not bad.

I’m checking in because polls will start closing in this election in just a few hours, and I need you to vote.

Millions of Americans have stepped up in support of this campaign over the last 19 months, and today we decide what the next four years look like — but only if we show up.

I ask that you go out there and cast your vote, whatever your political persuasion.

You can confirm your polling location here: https://www.barackobama.com/lookup

If you’ve voted already, don’t stop there — spread the word to your friends, roommates, and neighbors. Think of it as upvoting.

As Obama notes, the time before the election ends is winding down. Here are a few more helpful links to help you get through the election:

Where to watch the 2012 election coverage online
How to find your polling place online
Watch VentureBeat’s take on the election tonight on KRON
Track Obama/Romney sentiment live on Twitter’s political index

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