President Obama visited Reddit an hour ago to ask users, who had engaged him in an “Ask Me Anything” digital conversation in August, to go vote.
User PresidentObama wrote:
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.
The president showed off his social savvy when he added, “If you’ve voted already, don’t stop there — spread the word to your friends, roommates, and neighbors. Think of it as upvoting.”
Reddit invites users to “upvote” shared content that they like.
Obama’s had gathered 1,400 comments at 3:50 Pacific.