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President Obama Shares Johnta Austin’s 11-Hour Voting Saga: ‘Keep Making Your Voices Heard’

Sure, Johnta Austin is a two-time Grammy winner, Hot 100 chart-topping writer, but even he has been waiting in long lines to cast his ballot.

The songwriter, who co-wrote Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together,” took to Twitter earlier this week to share a video of his 11th hour in line to vote. “A long journey but wouldn’t be anywhere else! Please vote everyone!” he wrote alongside the clip, where he’s seen masked up and cheering with his fellow voters.

Former President Barack Obama saw Austin’s journey, and retweeted it in support.  “Nobody should have to wait 11 hours to vote, but we’re all grateful that you—and all those in line with you—stuck it out,” he wrote. “Keep making your voices heard, everybody. Our democracy depends on it.”

California voters can already cast their ballot ahead of the Nov. 3 Election Day. The early voting period runs from Monday, October 5, 2020 to Monday, November 2, 2020.

See Obama’s tweet below.

Credit: Original article published here.

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