President shows ID to vote early in Illinois!/JonThompsonDC/status/261581786029633536

The president stopped by a Chicago polling place this afternoon to cast his early ballot. CNN reports that before leaving, the president expressed his hope that his example would encourage others to vote early as well. “For all of you who have not yet early voted,” Obama said, “I just wanted you to see how efficient a process this was” — even the part where you show ID.

Pres Obama hands I.D. to Illinois election official as he arrives to cast his early ballot.…

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 25, 2012

Sharpton to organize protest! PRT @markknoller Pres Obama hands I.D. to Illinois election official as he arrives to cast his early ballot.

— Common Sense Czar (@TCSCzar) October 25, 2012

NBC News has the captivating video.

VIDEO: President Barack Obama asked for ID while voting Thursday in Chicago #NBCPolitics #Decision2012

— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 25, 2012

Funny. Didn’t even feel scripted. RT @nbcnews: VIDEO: President Barack Obama asked for ID while voting in Chicago

— Derrall Stalvey™ (@Derrall) October 25, 2012

The president did his best impression of the poll worker checking his ID — or is this some new form of Eastwooding?

President Obama imitating election official grilling his ID…

— Mike Hayes (@michaelhayes) October 25, 2012

Pres.Obama as he shows ID to poll worker in Chicago, “ignore the fact that there’s no grey hair in that picture.”

— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) October 25, 2012

I wonder if Obama considered using one of the birth certificate coffee mugs for the voter ID thing.

— Craig Wayling (@luminoustedium) October 25, 2012

Sources: Obama pulled out wallet to show ID card and a half smoked joint dropped on the floor. ROVE!!!!!!!!! #tcot

— Jack Moss (@macranger) October 25, 2012

Isn’t anyone willing to claim voter suppression?

@bretbaier did you see that Obama had to show his ID to vote? Isn’t his campaign against voter ID?

— racingpr (@racingpr) October 25, 2012

@markknoller I thought he was AGAINST showing ID 4 voting? Obama = HYPOCRITE

— Bobphillypa (@Bobphillypa) October 25, 2012

@markknoller the irony!!! Everyone knows asking for id to vote is racist

— Erinn Meade (@Erinn2ns) October 25, 2012

Voter ID laws = voter suppression and racism and yet our president used his id to vote today…I’m confused!

— Kristin Hayman (@KristinSebring) October 25, 2012

president obama just set an example voting: he showed his photo ID!!

— BQL (@americamom5838) October 25, 2012

@marklevinshow The President showing his ID when he cast his early vote. Should we all be required to do this?

— Charles Scott (@CScott471) October 25, 2012

#EvenObamaHadToShowIDToVoteIf the President has to show ID to vote, shouldn’t we all? #VoterID #stribpol

— Eye on Politics (@EyeOnPolitics) October 25, 2012

The Obama campaign took to Twitter to share the historic moment.

President Obama just became the first sitting president to vote early: OFA.BO/iqSz5D,…

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 25, 2012

FACT CHECK: The president was clearly standing as he cast his ballot. Twitchy rates this claim MOSTLY TRUE.

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