by Pat Loeb
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If any eligible Philadelphia area voter has failed to register by Tuesday’s deadline, it won’t be the Clinton campaign’s fault. The campaign has used multiple strategies to gain a registration edge.
“You guys go inspire people, please,” said actress Natalie Portman, just one soldier in the army mustered by the Clinton campaign to get voters on the rolls in time to vote next month.
She gave pep talks at several campaign offices in the suburbs, and one in Northeast Philadelphia, before volunteers went out to stop strangers on the street in the effort.
Volunteer Steve Chesin stood outside the Walmart on Roosevelt Blvd, where the city’s civic health looked good, with lots of shoppers already registered.
Chesin says it’s basically a non-partisan effort.
“If they’re Trump supporters, they tend to let you know they’re Trump supporters. That doesn’t matter. We’re registering voters in Pennsylvania,” he said.
Registration patterns, though, say it’s a good bet for the campaign. The Trump campaign did not have a similar effort in the area.