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President Obama urges Florida voters to vote early

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Posted at 4:01 PM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-20 18:40:52-04

President Obama went to Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens Thursday to encourage the largely African American,millennial audience to get out and vote.  He won battleground Florida in 2008 and 2012 and said, "The truth is I couldn't have done it without Florida."

The president argued the choice is clear between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump when early voting starts Monday. He said, "You can reject his dark, pessimistic, fear mongering vision...and instead you can choose as qualified a person as has ever run."

President Obama had blunt words for Trump's refusal in the final presidential debate to say he will accept the outcome of the election if he loses.

"That is dangerous, Mr. Obama said,"because when you try to sow seeds of doubt in people's minds about the legitimacy of our elections, that undermines our democracy."

The president argued progress --including Obamacare--is on the line,  as well as the future make-up of the U.S. Supreme Court, the fight against climate change, and much more.

He concluded, "Let me tell you, there is only one way we lose this election, just one. If we don't turn out to vote."