President Joe Biden will vote in the midterm elections this weekend in his home state of Delaware, where in-person early voting begins Friday.
The White House said Biden would vote alongside his granddaughter Natalie, 18, who is a first-time voter. The Democratic president is casting his ballot as his party faces an uphill battle to retain control of Congress and as Democrats have made it a priority to encourage their supporters to vote early in jurisdictions where it is available to maximize turnout.
Biden’s trip to his polling place comes as he spends a long weekend at his Wilmington home. He will make a brief trip to nearby Philadelphia on Friday night to attend a Pennsylvania Democratic Party event with Vice President Kamala Harris. A Democratic official said the fundraiser will raise $1 million for the state party, with Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman in a close race against GOP nominee Dr Mehmet Oz for a critical seat in the US Senate.
Last month, Biden made a quick, last-minute trip to Wilmington to vote in the state’s Democratic primary. At the time, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden’s timeline necessitated Air Force One’s brief jaunt to Wilmington to vote.
“He thought it was important to exercise his constitutional right to vote, as I just mentioned, and to lead by example by showing the importance of voting,” she told reporters. β€œHe also had the opportunity to say hello to the poll workers and thank them for their work. And we know how badly poll workers have come under attack in recent years.”

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