President Biden will vote his midterm election later this week in his home state of Delaware, where early voting begins on Friday.
The White House said Biden will vote with his 18-year-old granddaughter Natalie Biden, a first-time voter. The Democratic president is casting his vote as his party faces an uphill battle to control Congress and as Democrats prioritize encouraging their supporters to vote early in jurisdictions where it is the maximum turnout. available for.
Mr Biden’s visit to his polling place comes as he is spending 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 would raise $1 million for the state party, with Lt. Gov. John Fetterman the GOP candidate for a crucial U.S. Senate seat, Dr. In a close race against Mehmet Oz.
Last month, the president made a quick last-minute trip to Wilmington to cast his vote in the state’s Democratic primary. At the time, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the brief Air Force One vote was needed for Biden’s program to vote for Wilmington.
“He thought it was important to exercise his constitutional right to vote, as I just mentioned, and set an example by showing the importance of voting,” she told reporters. “He also got an opportunity to say hello to the election workers and thank them for their work. And we know how there have been attacks on election workers over the years.”