Athletes want you to get out and vote, too

November, 6, 2012
11/06/12
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Your favorite athletes want you to vote.

That was the overriding message coming out of the sports social mediasphere on Tuesday as voters took to the polls for the 2012 presidential and local elections -- then posted about it on Twitter afterward.

No matter which side of the political spectrum athletes leaned toward, they were all in agreement on one key point: the need for citizens to make their voices heard at the ballot box.



Considering the long lines that were expected – and that many voters faced – the Twitterverse also offered some practical advice.



President Barack Obama got some of love as he seeks a second term.



But challenger Mitt Romney had fans from around the sports world as well.



Beyond which candidate got their vote, athletes weighed in on everything from voter ID laws to marriage amendments.



Well aware of how confusing amendment votes can be once a person gets in the booth, Strikeforce champion Ronda Rousey came prepared.



And jokes. There were plenty of jokes.



But leave it to the L.A. Kings to give fans and athletes alike one more reason to head to the polls.



Every vote counts.
Maria Burns Ortiz covers social media for ESPN Playbook. She began writing for ESPN.com in 2006, covering college soccer for ESPNSoccernet.

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