Obama makes one last plea on Reddit

President Barack Obama posted one final comment on the link-sharing community Reddit before polls close in the 2012 presidential election.

Obama (or his account, anyway) started off by thanking the community for participating in an AMA or "Ask Me Anything" session, and making a few inside jokes to regular readers of Reddit. But, the main purpose of his comment was to get out the vote.

"I'm checking in because polls will start closing in this election in just a few hours, and I need you to vote," Obama wrote. 

Obama made a surprise visit on Reddit on Aug. 26, where he answered 10 questions from the community. The visit broke records, the site's co-founder Alexis Ohanian told CBS News in August.

At the time, Ohanian said he was working to encourage with the Romney campaign to take part in an AMA session, as well. Romney did not participate, but his choice for vice president, Paul Ryan, did post a lengthy response on the question and answer site Quora.

Read the full text of Obama's comment on Reddit:

I want to thank you all again for the reception you gave me in August for my AMA. Good questions. Definitely not bad.

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.

You can confirm your polling location here:


If you've voted already, don't stop there -- spread the word to your friends, roommates, and neighbors. Think of it as upvoting.


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