Obama volunteers working to the last minute, but face still face some challenges

Obama volunteers still working to get out the vote

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - Obama campaign volunteers are putting in long hours for the last day of campaigning, but  the work isn't as easy as it may seem.

There are less than 24 hours to go and volunteers inside of Boynton Beach's President Obama campaign office are calling everyone they know.

Their message, vote to re-elect President Obama.

"We're doing some persuasion," Shelley Siegel said. "But we want to make sure that all the people that we know are going to support the president are sure to vote."

That means 14 hour workdays for most like Siegel who is a team leader at the Boynton Beach office.

"I'm fired up and ready to go as we say I've been working non stop," she said.

It's not just inside though, volunteers like Michele Walter are still pounding the pavement and going door to door.

"This is a piece of cake," she smiled ."Especially since you believe in what you're doing and who you're supporting."

But some days she gets push back.

"I had three different people say there's no soliciting in this neighborhood and I said I'm just telling them their constitutional right to vote early," Walter said about a situation a few days before election day.

Monday is one of those days she received a little push back.

Her Quail Ridge community security confronted her after she knocked on a few doors.

Community security told NewsChannel 5 to shut off  the camera. The reason, they are a bipartisan community and because it's private property.

The property manager told us Walter can't really go door to door, but they ended up letting her.  

The condition was that she couldn't leave any "Vote for Obama" stuff on the doors.

Walter said she's not giving up and still will be getting out the vote until the winner is announced.

"This way if he doesn't win Florida I won't feel as guilty," Walter added.

Volunteers said they'll be working the phones until 9:30 p.m.. Monday and back on the streets election day.

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