President Joe Biden presented his picture ID to vote early in the midterm elections in Delaware on Saturday.
On Saturday, the president and grandchild Natalie Biden went to vote at a polling location in Wilmington.
When a poll worker inquired about the president’s ID, he went inside his wallet and handed it to her.
Before being transported to an electronic voting machine, the poll worker scanned Biden’s ID and asked him to sign his name.
In order to vote, his granddaughter also had to show a picture ID.
Poll workers in Delaware request a picture ID but do not demand it to vote. If a person in Delaware does not possess a photo ID, they may provide another form of identification or sign an affidavit to prove their identity.
Biden has previously called legislation requiring photo identification to vote racist.
“It’s an effort to suppress minority voting disguised as an effort to eliminate corruption,” he stated during a speech as vice president in 2014.
Biden stepped behind a curtain after his identity was validated, and an election volunteer gave him some advise.
“Do you just touch it?” Biden inquired.
“Yes, sir. Did it turn on?” t he worker responded.
“Yes,” Biden said.
“Do I have it… Vote when you’re done?”
“You’re finished,” the worker said.
Biden remained in the booth for a few more moments, attempting to print his election ballot before exiting.
President Joe Biden arrives to vote with his granddaughter Natalie Biden, a first-time voter, at a polling site in Wilmington, Delaware., on Sat., October 29, 2022, amid early voting for the 2022 U.S. midterms. As he emerged, he remarked, “I need my granddaughter to assist me to vote.”
Natalie Biden placed her I-voted sticker on the president, who responded by placing his sticker on her and kissing her on the cheek.
When reporters asked how he felt about the midterm elections, Biden said, “I’m feeling good.”
“I’m going to spend the rest of the day arguing that this isn’t a referendum. It’s a fundamental decision between two completely opposing views for the nation,” he remarked.