G.K. Butterfield

Obama tells blacks to vote, because 'Barack is personally asking them'

Obama tells blacks to vote, because 'Barack is personally asking them'

President Obama extolled the virtues of Hillary Clinton and warned of the dangers of Donald Trump, and then he boiled it down to a personal appeal:

“I need you to go out and just nag the heck out of folks who aren’t voting,” Obama said Friday. “I need you to tell them that Barack is personally asking them.”

It was no coincidence that he took this message to Fayetteville State University, a historically black college in North Carolina, the battleground state with the highest percentage of black voters.

Troubled by early voting statistics, Obama is exhorting black voters to turn out for Clinton as they did for him. But Obama faces...

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