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Nov 6, 2012

US expats set to party after casting a long-distance vote

It's not just Ohio and Florida gearing up for a big day of polling; American expats in Australia are campaigning, voting, and preparing to party on election day. Crikey intern Yolanda Redrup investigates.

US Democrats living in Australia are busy campaigning for Obama’s victory, but the Republican camp is struggling to connect with expat voters — partly because they don’t have a list of registered Republicans living here.

The Australian branch of Democrats Abroad, an official part of the Democratic Party, is encouraging expats in Australia to keep Obama in office for another term. Democrats Abroad members have been doing the rounds, calling Americans across Australia to encourage them to vote, and handing out badges and t-shirts.

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  1. Hamis Hill

    Only 100,000 out of 315,000,000 US citizens in Australia.
    Better find out what is keeping them away and apply it to Boat People.
    Whatever it is, it seems to be very effective.

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