It seemed like the state’s entire Democratic team of elected officials was in tow for Monday afternoon’s “Get Out the Vote” rally at the War Memorial Building, but the star was First Lady Michelle Obama.
Hosted by Rep. Elijah Cummings—with a performance by the world-class Morgan State University Choir—Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger and Rep. Jon Sarbanes were on hand, as were Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Sen. Ben Cardin, as well as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Gov. Martin O’Malley. All making the case for Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, of course, in his race today against Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan.
The fact that the First Lady, in demand in races around the country this week, stopped by in Baltimore to stomp for Brown on election eve may indicate the Democrats remained worried about a potential Hogan upset. Or, it may just be an easier road trip from the White House for the First Lady to do her part for her party—after all anywhere she goes draws local, state, and national media attention.
From our point of view, the most important thing to do today is get to the polls and make your voice heard—whatever side you’re with. To paraphrase Michelle Obama yesterday, if you stay home today, you’re “letting other folks decide the outcome” for you.
If you’re not sure where your polling place, you can plug in your address here.
If you’re not sure if you’re registered to vote, you can type in your name here.
Polls are open until 8 p.m., so there’s plenty of time. Plus, you’ll get that little patriotic sticker with the American flag that says, “I Voted,” to put wherever you want and show everybody that you didn’t let the Founding Fathers, suffragettes, and Civil Rights activists down.