As of Thursday, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are polling neck-and-neck in key swing states — something Trump noted at a rally in Pensacola, Florida, Wednesday night. “No sidetracks, Donald. Nice and easy,” he told himself out loud, his mood appearing to rise with the numbers.
Given the close race, swing states such as Colorado, New Hampshire, and Florida will play a key role on Election Day. And it’s crucial that the people living in those states make their votes count. Which is why Jane McGonigal, a video-game designer and author, partnered with MoveOn — a progressive activist group — to create SwingVoterGo, an online game designed to help you convince your Facebook friends living in swing states to get out and vote, already.
To play the game, all you have to do is click on a swing state and follow the prompts to open a separate tab listing all your Facebook friends who live there. Then, the game gives you text to copy and paste into a message to that friend. Given its source, the game is unsurprisingly pro-Hillary. For example, here’s the pre-programmed message for people who live in Florida:
I’m volunteering to help get out the vote in Florida. So I thought I’d start with my friends! :)
Your vote is important! Did you know that you can not only help elect Hillary Clinton, but you can vote for Senator Patrick Murphy and take back the Senate?
So go ahead — be that annoying friend. The nation will thank you.