Offset Votes for the First Time: ‘I’m Trying to Make a Difference’

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Offset wears a purple pullover, outside Louis Vuitton, during Paris Fashion Week - Menswear F/W 2019-2020, on Jan. 17, 2019 in Paris.

Offset feels like a winner. He just voted for the very first time.

Sporting a black surgical mask, the Migos hip-hop star gave a shout out to his home state, Georgia, where he participated in the primary elections.

“I’m feeling good, I’m feeling proud. I’m trying to make a difference,“ says Offset (real name Kiari Cephus) in a clip taken outside a polling location.

The video is posted to Instagram and accompanied with a message rallying others to get on board.

“My first time ever voting because I wasn’t allowed! I overcame this obstacle and decided to make a real difference !!!! Everybody please go vote today (LAST DAY)!!!,” he writes.

Though Offset was upbeat, many were dismayed by the voter issues, glitching machines and long lines at polling stations, primarily in minority locations.

Veteran journalist Dan Rather described the situation as a “debacle,” and a “dire wakeup call for November,” when Americans vote on a president.

A statement from Joe Biden’s campaign described the problems as “totally unacceptable.” The statement reads, “What we see in Georgia today, from significant issues with voting machines to breakdowns in the delivery of ballots to voters who requested to vote absentee, are a threat to those values, and are completely unacceptable. We only have a few months left until voters around the nation head to the polls again, and efforts should begin immediately to ensure that every Georgian -- and every American -- is able to safely exercise their right to vote. Our campaign will remain fully engaged in defending that right."

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