- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

President Obama waged an Election Day blitz of radio interviews Tuesday to spur Democratic voter turnout in big cities amid generally long lines at polling places nationwide in the contest to choose his successor.

The president went on the airwaves on three radio stations alone in Philadelphia, as well as stations in Detroit, Orlando and Cleveland.

As Mr. Obama walked to the Oval Office at mid-day, he predicted that Hillary Clinton and other Democrats on the ballot will win if turnout is strong.

“As long as the American people vote, I think we’ll do a good job,” Mr. Obama told reporters. “I hope everybody’s voted early. If not, get out there. Go vote. It’s up to you.”

The president campaigned for Mrs. Clinton in Michigan, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania on Monday in one final effort to boost turnout of the minorities and young people who were key parts of his winning coalitions in the past two presidential elections.


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