Supporters Out Working To Sway Voters

By: Amaka Ubaka Email
By: Amaka Ubaka Email

The start of the Iowa caucuses are just hours away and volunteers were out working to sway voters.

A recent poll says that forty percent of Iowans still haven't made up their minds, but Ron Paul supporters were hoping to change that.

Several supporters gathered at a home in Council Bluffs Tuesday to get ready for the caucuses.

They focused their efforts on making phone calls to independent voters in Pottawattamie County.

“We’ve been calling people to get the vote out and we did a big session last night doing some, so we're going to get a lot of people out tonight,” says Chris Routhe, a Ron Paul supporter.

He says with all the grassroots support, they'll have volunteers at all the precincts Tuesday, an advantage other campaigns may not have.

“We've got our precinct captains ready to go out to all the precinct today, all 40 of them are filled up, we got a speaker, their assistants, so we'll be all good."

Don Zimmerman came from Austin, Texas to speak at one of the caucuses. He says he plans on reminding Iowans just how important their vote is.

"My message to voters is Iowans get the first opportunity to vote for president so its very important for people to come out,” says Zimmerman.

They weren’t the only ones trying to garner last minute votes.

16-year old Eric Koch supports Rick Santorum, and even though he can't vote he's working the streets to talk to voters. He handed out flyers to people at a local grocery store.

"I've made hundreds of phone calls and gone door to door,” says Koch.

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