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11/06/2012 09:49 pm ET

Barack Obama Goes On Reddit For Last Campaign Stop Of Political Career

Maybe it's fitting that the last campaign stop ever for President Obama -- a candidate who in 2008 was lauded for his ability to mobilize supporters online -- is Reddit, the sprawling Internet community that hosted a real-time Q&A session the sitting commander-in-chief in August.

"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 on Reddit in a note posted around 6 p.m. ET on Election Day, just as the very first polls began in close in some states. "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."

Getting a few more Redditors to get away from their computers and out to voting booths can't hurt his reelection chances. And the Reddit community has been receptive to the president in the past, flocking to the site to participate in his "Ask Me Anything" interview two months ago. (Even though there were plenty of questions the president shied away from answering.)

"I want to thank you all again for the reception you gave me in August for my AMA," Obama wrote.

Read his entire message below:

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: https://www.barackobama.com/lookup

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

[h/t Mashable]

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