Obama to stump for Democrats in three states forward of high-stakes Nov. 8 election By Reuters

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By Lucia Mutikani and Jason Lange

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Barack Obama will marketing campaign for Democratic Social gathering candidates in Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin later this month forward of the Nov. 8 midterm elections that may decide management of the U.S. Congress.

Obama will stump for candidates for federal and state places of work, showing in Atlanta on Oct. 28 earlier than touring to Detroit and Milwaukee on Oct. 29, his workplace mentioned on Saturday.

Republicans are seen profitable management of the U.S. Home of Representatives and probably the U.S. Senate as properly. A number of Republicans who wish to upend the way in which votes are forged and counted are additionally operating for prime election administrator places of work of their states.

Obama will inform voters that Democrats are the social gathering for safeguarding abortion rights however a principal theme in his appearances can even be that Democrats could be higher trusted to maintain elections honest, with the subsequent presidential contest slated for 2024.

“He appears to be like ahead to stumping for candidates up and down the poll, particularly in races and states that may have penalties for the administration of 2024 elections,” Obama’s workplace mentioned in a press release.

Former President Donald Trump, a Republican, can also be holding marketing campaign occasions to assist Republicans, with the rallies that includes speeches through which he has repeatedly hinted he would possibly run for president once more in 2024.

Trump has falsely claimed that he misplaced the 2020 presidential contest to Democrat Joe Biden due to fraud.

Republicans who again Trump’s false declare have change into their social gathering’s nominees for prime election officers in states that would play decisive roles within the 2024 contest.

Republicans Jim Marchant of Nevada and Mark Finchem of Arizona, for instance, wish to curtail or abolish early voting, mail-in voting and poll drop-boxes, claiming with out proof that they breed fraud.

Voting teams are involved that the election of some far proper candidates might threaten the integrity of the subsequent presidential election. There are fears some would possibly assist Trump – if he decides to run once more – or one other like-minded Republican to overturn election ends in 2024.

In an interview on a podcast launched on Saturday, Obama mentioned Democrats won’t have the ability to belief that U.S. courts will maintain elections honest. Which means Democrats should maintain places of work in closely-contested states to make sure the outcomes of elections will probably be revered, he mentioned.

“As a result of it could prove that in an in depth presidential election in some unspecified time in the future, certification of an election in a key swing state could also be at concern. And, it may be actually essential that we’ve got individuals there who play it straight.”

(This story corrects reference to podcast as “a podcast,” not Obama’s podcast, paragraph 11)

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