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Obama rebuts 7 common excuses for not voting

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Former President Barack Obama. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

Former President Barack Obama is rebutting excuses that internet commenters were using to say they wouldn't vote, saying in a video with ATTN that people in power are counting on prospective voters to stay home and "check out."

What he's saying: Obama named seven excuses he didn't want to hear from voters: "I don’t care about politics"; "I can’t relate to the candidates"; "My vote doesn’t matter"; "Midterms are boring"; "I am uninformed"; "I don’t know where I’m supposed to vote"; "I don’t have time to vote."

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