Michelle Obama, Hollywood stars mobilize for voter registration push

As this year’s presidential election draws closer, both sides are hoping that their supporters will show up to the polls in large numbers. 

Several celebrities recently mobilized to give the Democratic Party a hand in this regard, and one of them was former first lady Michelle Obama, who appeared in a promotional video aimed at boosting voter turnout.

“Hey everybody, it’s official, we are 100 days out from the 2020 election, and with everything that’s been going on this year, this election could not be more important for the future of our country,” Breitbart quoted her as saying.

In addition to casting a ballot, Mrs. Obama also urged Americans to “take it a step further by signing up at whenweallvote.org to participate in our Week of Action this September,” referencing an initiative being launched by the liberal voter education organization with which she is affiliated.

Celebrities make their push

The former first lady has not been alone in her efforts, as actors Robert Downey Jr., and Gwyneth Paltrow also lent their celebrity luster to a voter registration drive in recent days.

Paltrow greeted Downey in a video that was posted to her Instagram account, asking, “Do you know why I’m calling you today?”

“It’s 100 days until voting time, so you have to convince me to vote, and I have to convince you to vote, and all friends need to convince their friends to vote,” Paltrow declared, adding that she and Downey are lending their support to the “I Am A Voter” initiative that seeks to recruit 100,000 new registrations in this election cycle.

Enthusiasm gap

Democrats may well need help from Hollywood elites if they are to stand any chance of overcoming what appears to be a subtantial lack of enthusiasm for their candidate this November.

A recent poll revealed that supporters of President Donald Trump are significantly more excited to cast their ballots this fall than those intending to back Joe Biden, as The Hill reported.

Nevertheless, numerous nationwide surveys in recent weeks continue to give the electoral edge to the former vice president at this stage in the game, something which has undoubtedly given Republicans pause.

While Biden has thus far been able to campaign primarily out of his Delaware basement and steer clear of tough questions with the help of complicit allies in the media, as Election Day nears, he will have little choice but to go head-to-head in debates against President Trump, and the utter weakness of his candidacy — and his suspected cognitive frailties — will be laid bare for all to see.

Only time will tell, however, whether celebrity endorsements from folks like Michelle Obama and assorted stars of stage and screen will make much of a difference when it comes to carrying Biden successfully over the finish line.

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