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Volunteers go door-to-door in Kansas canvassing for last-minute votes

Posted at 11:50 PM, Nov 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-05 01:03:58-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three days before the 2018 midterm elections, volunteers for several local Democrat and Republican campaigns went door-to-door canvassing for last-minute votes. 

After all, a good campaign is all about the ground game. 

"Any contact, talking to one voter makes a difference in my opinion," said volunteer Robyn Essex, who hit the streets in support of Kansas gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach.

But the opposition also had its volunteers out in full force.

Tim Barrow was out canvassing for Kobach's opponent, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee Laura Kelly: "To support the Democrats and make a change in Kansas."

With three days until the general election on Nov. 6, most of the big events are finished and the goal is to coax every last vote one citizen at a time. 

"Every vote is going to count," Essex said. "This election is going to be ridiculously close."

Every interaction is different when knocking on doors, but Essex said it's worth it if she influences one person.

"A lot of people don't want to share who they voted for," Essex said. "That's OK. We just want them to vote."