Michelle Obama: 100 votes in Virginia

Barack Obama

Michelle Obama in Virginia

The First Lady visited Virginia today, motivating supporters in Richmond and Fredericksburg to get involved:

“We won Virginia by 235,000 votes [in 2008]. Now, that’s wonderful. And while that might sound like a lot, think about this: When you break that number down, that’s just 100 votes per precinct. Now think about that—100 votes. That could mean just a couple of votes in your neighborhood, just a single vote in your apartment building.

“So for anyone here who might be thinking that your vote doesn’t matter, that your involvement doesn’t count, that in this complex political process, ordinary folks can’t possibly make a difference—anyone who is thinking about that, I want you to think about those 100 votes. Think about that. I want you to think about, with just a few evenings on a phone bank, with just a few weekends knocking on doors, just a few of you here today could swing an entire precinct for Barack Obama. Just you all here could do that.”

Check out some of the photos and tweets from the First Lady’s visit, then step up and volunteer in your neighborhood.

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