Obama urges Americans to vote, says consequences of not voting are 'dire'

President Barack Obama spoke at an awards ceremony in Illinois.
2:14 | 09/07/18

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Transcript for Obama urges Americans to vote, says consequences of not voting are 'dire'
And as a fellow citizens. Not as an ex president. But as a fellow citizen I'm here to deliver a simple message and that is that you need to vote because our democracy depends. Now some of you may think I'm exaggerating when I say this November's elections are more important. That any I can remember in my lifetime but jobs. A glance. At recent headlines. Should tell you this moment is different. The stakes really are higher. The consequences of any of us sitting on the sidelines. Or more dire.

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