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Mon October 8, 2012
Jill Biden Kicks Off Two-Day Pennsylvania Tour In Harrisburg
Jill Biden is making campaign stops in Pennsylvania in an effort to bolster get-out-the-vote efforts in the state. All of Biden's scheduled events are Obama-Biden re-election campaign at regional offices, including stops in Harrisburg, Scranton, Hazleton, Allentown, Reading, Lancaster, and Philadelphia.
About 150 attended the event when Biden stopped in Harrisburg on Monday. She was counting down the time left to register voters before the October 9th cut-off.
“It’s going to take all of us, every single one of you in here. The voter registration is just hours away here in Pennsylvania. So we need every hour to get everyone registered to vote,” Biden said.
Fred Waters, a retired Teamster from Harrisburg, is a staunch Obama supporter. He was among the supporters in the crowd who came to hear Biden speak but what she had to say was not all that important to him.
“She can say, ‘Hi, have a great day,’ and walk out. I’m still voting for him [President Obama.] It don’t matter because I know what they been trying to do. I’ve seen the struggles they’ve been trying to go through. He already got my vote,” Waters said.
A chorus of cheers erupted when Biden noted many Pennsylvanians still need to be reminded they will nothave to show photo identification to vote this November. Last week a judge ruled not to enforce the voter ID law in the upcoming election.
“We’ve got to get the news out to people that they do not need a photo ID,” Biden said.
First time voters will still have to show a government issued phot ID.
The last time Jill Biden was in Pennsylvania, she visited Pittsburgh for a mid-September event.