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Obama Campaign Pushes for Early Votes
Outside George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa yesterday, people leaving a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama were greeted with a row of empty shuttle buses.
The vehicles were there to transport them to nearby polling stations, where early voting in Florida began this week.
In the presidential election, experts predict, roughly 30 percent of votes will be cast before Nov. 4, a marked increase from the previous two elections and a shift on which Mr. Obama's campaign is obviously hoping to capitalize.
Mr. Obama is spending the first half of this week in the state, holding "vote early for change" events, encouraging supporters to cast their ballots for him now.
His wife, Michelle, former Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson also arrived in Florida this week, and will hold their own rallies aimed at pushing people to the polls during the advance voting period, which began yesterday and will last until Nov. 1.
And Florida is not the only place where Americans are already rushing to the polls, with campaigns urging them on.
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