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Michelle Obama rallies OWU students
First Lady visits Ohio Wesleyan University Monday afternoon.
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES
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First Lady Michelle Obama was at Ohio Wesleyan University earlier this (Monday) afternoon where she encouraged students to vote early. She said it's important to remember every vote counts.

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“We won the state by about 262,000 votes and that might sound like a lot. But when you break that down, it's just 24 votes per precinct. You hear me?" Obama says. "24. Everyone in here knows 24 people. 24 people who may not vote or may not vote for Barack Obama. We know those folks. That could mean just a couple of people in a neighborhood or on a block. Just a single vote in an apartment building or in a dorm.”

The First Lady told the crowd she had voted. She said she sent her absentee ballot back to Chicago from Washington D.C. this (Monday) morning.

From Newark, She went to Cleveland to deliver a similar Get-Out-And-Vote message at Cuyahoga Community College.

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I attended OWU in the late 70's. So Mrs.Obama. is there speak with the students and encourage them to vote and encourage them to get their friends out to vote also.


Posted by: Robbin Caracter (Beaver Falls, PA) on October 15, 2012 7:10AM
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