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Last Final Push to Get the Vote

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Election day is two days away and that means local Democratic and Republican parties are gearing up for a final get out and vote effort.

The locations and parties are different, but the goal is the same; to convince people to vote in the upcoming election.

Jay Wiley, with the Travis County Republican Party, said, "It's the biggest effort we've had and we're really working hard and we have even more people putting out signs at the polls, giving rides to people at the polls, coming and manning the office here."

"We've actually knocked on over 110,000 doors this time and made about the same number of phone calls. The outreach efforts locally have been unprecedented. I've been chair for three election cycles now and this is definitely the most organized," said Andy Brown, with the Travis County Democratic Party.

Volunteers are busy making phone calls, trying to reach out to those in Travis county who have not yet voted...and their focus goes beyond the presidential election.

Wiley said, "When they don't go vote, they lose their voice in all those local races. We have really important issues here locally that we're working on and the Travis County party is working on to make sure people know about our local candidates."

"Any decision that's made in Travis County gets appealed to the Third Court of Appeals, so that's very important and it's going to be a very narrow margin, so every vote will count," Brown added.

Monday night, they will all be working around the clock, for that last final push.

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