Ivanka Trump encourages people to vote: 'Don't let the rain stop you'

Ivanka Trump encourages people to vote: 'Don't let the rain stop you'
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Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpNew Zealand suspect wrote in manifesto he supported Trump 'as a symbol of renewed white identity' Ex-White House ethics chief compares Ivanka, Kushner security clearances to college admissions scandal College admissions scandal exposes the fantasy of the American Dream MORE, the president's senior adviser and eldest daughter, urged people to vote on Tuesday, despite a steady rain coating much of the Midwest and East Coast.

"One of the great privileges of being an American is having your voice heard. Get out and vote. Don’t let the rain stop you," Trump said while standing on what appeared to be her back porch in a video posted to Twitter.


Trump spent the final day of the midterm campaign attending rallies with her father in Ohio, Indiana and Missouri.

A sizable storm front was making its way across the Midwest and East Coast on Tuesday, raising the risk of subdued turnout in some areas. Video and photos circulated throughout Tuesday morning and early afternoon on social media of voters standing in the rain while waiting to cast their ballots. 

The weather may cause anxiety among Democrats, as multiple studies have shown that inclement weather on Election Day tends to decrease turnout which, consequently, favors Republicans. Higher turnout in midterm elections is generally viewed as favorable for Democrats, particularly in areas where it's seeking to flip GOP-held seats. 

The New York Times reported that Republican Senate candidate Bob Hugin, who is hoping to upset Sen. Bob MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Manafort sentenced to total of 7.5 years in prison Acting Defense chief calls Graham an 'ally' after tense exchange William Barr is right man for the times MORE (D-N.J.), said at a rally on Monday that he hopes it "rains hard" on Election Day because it would be "Republican weather."

Democrats need to pick up 23 seats in the House to win the majority there. In the Senate, Republicans are hoping to hold onto or pad their current 51-49 seat majority.