Celebs weigh in for Obama, Romney

2012-11-06 06:59

Washington – US celebrities weighed in on the race for the White House on the eve of the elections, endorsing their favorite candidates on Twitter or making last-ditch pleas for their followers to get out and vote.

Rapper Snoop Dogg endorsed the Democratic incumbent Barack Obama, tweeting: “Make sure u all vote 2morrow!! @BarackObama @MichelleObama.”

Eva Longoria, star of TV show “Desperate Housewives”, posted an “I voted” banner from Team Obama on her Twitter profile picture, and urged her 4.6 million followers to do the same.

“Can’t get too political in only 140 chac (characters) but for those asking, I’m voting #RomneyRyan,” said Melissa Joan Hart -- star of the TV series “Melissa & Joey.”

Obama and his Republican challenger Romney have been powering through key swing states in a last-ditch bid for voters ahead of election day today, when Americans will take to the polls to choose their next president.

Rapper Jay-Z and rocker Bruce Springsteen joined Obama in his final day of campaigning yesterday, and other Hollywood A-listers have recently come out in support of the president.

Actresses Mia Farrow and Julianne Moore, and singer Mary J. Blige, also called on their fans to vote for Obama on Twitter yesterday.

Romney, meanwhile, has won the high-profile backing of Clint Eastwood, who made a guest appearance at the Republican National Convention with a now-famous speech where he talked to an empty chair meant to represent Obama.

The film star still cuts a relatively lonely figure in Hollywood with his support for Republicans, although several TV actors have come out publicly to back Romney.

“What a wonderful present it will be to have you Inaugurated as The President Of The USA on my birthday 1/20/2013! God Speed! @MittRomney,” film and TV actress Stacey Dash tweeted yesterday to her 339,500 followers.

Others, meanwhile, made a last-ditch push to get voters out to the polling stations.

Actress Rosario Dawson joined former “Ugly Betty” star America Ferrera and others in a “Twitter party” encouraging people to state why they vote using the hashtag #ivotebecause.



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