2014-05-23T023302Z_1_CBREA4M074S00_RTROPTP_2_USA-OBAMA

Obama urges Democrats to vote in midterms, attacks Republicans

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New YorkPresident Barack Obama on Thursday urged Democrats to vote in November elections, saying the chance to pass immigration reform is at risk if Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress. “We have a congenital defect to not vote in midterm elections,” he said at a fundraising reception for Democratic Senate candidates. “The midterm comes and we fall asleep.” Democrats hold a 55-45 seat majority in the Senate, but many analysts give the Republicans an even chance of picking up the six seats they would need to seize control of the chamber. The Republican majority in the House of Representatives is not considered to be in play.

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