Michelle Obama to students: Vote early, volunteer often, as dance troupe leads way to 1-day voting station
All paid for by…? We flew her in there, I’m sure.
“As I tell my children: dont procrastinate,” she told a crowd of several thousand people inside a basketball arena here at the University of Northern Iowa.
It was a convenient proposition, because a so-called satellite voting station was open — for only one day — in a nearby campus building.
“Right after Im done speaking I want you all to walk out that main door. Follow the volunteers,” Obama said, adding later that voting early would free supporters to focus on grassroots efforts.
“Multiply yourselves,” she said. “Find five more friends that you know arent registered.”About 160 people — most of them students — gathered at the polling station after Obamas speech.
They were led there by a local dance troupe, drumming and clinging bells along the way.”I knew I wanted to vote before November 6th, but the fact that they set this up makes it all the easier to just walk down,” said Matt Danz, a senior at the university, as he waited on line to cast his vote.