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Video: Man Tells Obama 'Don't Touch My Girlfriend' At Voting Booth

By Chuck Sudo in News on Oct 21, 2014 3:10PM

Early voting in Chicago opened Monday and President Barack Obama visited his early voting polling place at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Center in Bronzeville. Naturally, whenever the president casts a vote it becomes a media scrum and Obama used the early voting as an opportunity to stress the importance of the midterm elections to his remaining agenda items and to the interests of Democratic voters who would otherwise sit at home in November.

But the president had an unexpected encounter at the voting booth from Mike Jones, whose fiancé Aia Cooper was also casting a ballot next to Obama.

"Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend," Jones quipped as he walked by the two.

"I really wasn't planning on it," Obama replied, joking that Jones was "an example of a brother just embarrassing you for no reason."

A clearly embarrassed Cooper apologized for her boyfriend, telling the President she knew her boyfriend was going to "say something smart," but she didn't know what.

Of course, it was all caught on video

Voters in Chicago aren't supposed to speak to each other at the voting booth but when you're the leader of the free world, you're given some leeway.

Obama waited until he and Cooper finished casting their ballots to give her a hug and a kiss on the cheek, which Cooper was completely geeked about afterward.