Oprah Winfrey cold calls voters in Texas, is surprised by her first caller

The Call to Unite
Posted at 9:11 AM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 11:11:12-04

Oprah Winfrey, and others, cannot knock on doors to encourage voting in this year’s election and so she is cold-calling voters to get the word out. She shared a video on social media of her first call, and it left her speechless.

“Hi, Christian, this is Oprah Winfrey. It really is Oprah Winfrey,” she starts before confirming her identity and launching into her script reminding Christian early voting starts this week.

“On a scale from 0 to 10, 0 being I’m never going to vote and 10 being I’m definitely voting, what number describes you Christian?”

Christian enthusiastically responds, “I’m an 11, I’m already there tomorrow at 8 a.m. actually.”

“This one (election) is just an absolutely must,” he said, “If we can give someone a ride or just ensure that my dear friends are voting themselves, yeah, this is the time to do it.”

In the video clip, Winfrey appears caught off guard by the prepared voter.

“Well, hey, you’re my first call and you’re already at an 11. I don’t know what to say about that, that’s fantastic!” Winfrey said, calling Christian a “model citizen.”

Winfrey was making calls as part of Beto O'Rourke Powered by People organization.

Early voting in Texas started Tuesday.

Key Colorado Voting Dates and Deadlines

Today: Review your voter record to be sure your information is up-to-date by clicking here.
Sept. 18: Military and overseas voters can begin early voting.
Oct. 9: Counties will begin mailing ballots to registered voters. Drop boxes open in some counties.
Oct. 16: Last date at which mail ballots can be sent out by county clerks.
Oct. 19: Ballot drop boxes, Voter Services and Polling Centers open statewide.
Oct. 26: Deadline to register to vote or update your voter registration and still receive a mail-in ballot.
Oct. 27: Officials say that you should no longer try mailing your ballot back by the Tuesday before the election and should instead use a drop box or go to a polling center.
Nov. 3: Election Day — ballots must be dropped off by 7 p.m. and voters in line at polling centers before 7 p.m. will be able to cast ballots.
Nov. 12: Last day for county clerks to receive military and overseas ballots and last day to cure a signature for voters who need to do so.