In a video shared with PBS before its release in The Shade Room, Mr. Obama urged the American people to vote for Mr. Biden as soon as possible.
The former president said, “As you know the election is coming, and I got a word from you: vote,” the former president said. “Actually, I got two: vote early.”
Without naming President Donald Trump, Mr. Obama added: “Right now, people from the White House are working to prevent people from voting, especially from color communities.
“Because there is a lot of risk in this election. “It’s not just our epidemic response or racial justice, it’s our democracy.”
The campaign video was released a day after an investigation by Channel 4 News in the UK, alleging that the president wanted to disqualify more than 3.5.5 million black voters from voting in the 2016 presidential election.
Her campaign has been accused of targeting African American voters in 16 battlefield states with negative advertisements by Hillary Clinton, with the aim of preventing them from voting.
Jamal Watkins, vice-president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), told Channel 4 that the organization was upset that in 2016 there were allegations of attempts to suppress black voters.
“So, we use the data – similar to the data in the voter file – but to motivate, explain and encourage partners. We don’t use data to say who we can interrupt and keep at home. It’s just that basically, it seems to be a change in the concept of democracy, “Mr. Watkins said.” The nearly two million black voters who voted for Mr. Obama in 2012 after the Trump campaign ended did not do much for Ames Clinton. Black voters in the states of Wisconsin and Milwaukee. The Trump campaign had previously denied using any targeted campaigns on Facebook.
Voters are casting their ballots earlier this year, as Mr. Trump has repeatedly spoken out publicly against being able to vote by mail in this presidential election, claiming without evidence that it would lead to a massive increase in vote fraud.
The president has refused to provide more funding to the US Postal Service (USPS) even during the ongoing coronavirus epidemic and after fighting under the leadership of Postmaster General Louis de Joy.
The deal to fund the USPS was tabled at home last month, but it is not possible to do so through the Senate, as Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell has said he will not accept a separate bill for the service. President Trump has also threatened to veto it.
In an interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiramo last month, Mr. Trump said Democrats need “USPS funding” to run the post office, so it could take millions of ballots.
“But if they don’t get these two items, it means you can’t vote in public mail-in, because they’re not equipped with it. They don’t have the money to vote in public mail-in. So, they can’t do it, I guess.
Democratic officials have urged U.S. citizens to cast their ballots as soon as possible so that their votes can be counted for the November 3 presidential election.
The Biden campaign also released a video Tuesday of Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris, urging voters to cast their ballots soon.
Ms Harris said in the video: “We know that everything is fine, from women’s health to our jobs, from the black business to the quality of our schools and our communities.”
He added: “And of course, we must defeat Kovid-19 and face racism and injustice in our country.”
Speaking to PBS about the new promotional videos, Camus Marshall, Director of Strategic Communications, said: Is voting, ”
He added that their aim was to “reach a critical audience of black voters which we hope will result in this result.”