Hillary Clinton's 'Pokémon Go' Joke: We Need "'Pokémon Go' to the Polls"

Hillary Clinton's 'Pokémon Go' Joke: We Need "'Pokémon Go' to the Polls"
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In yet another sign that Pokémon Go is taking over the world, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton invoked the game during a rally Thursday afternoon in Virginia.

"I don't know who created Pokémon Go, but I want to figure out how to get them to have Pokémon Go to the polls," Clinton said, holding back a smile as she delivered the line.

Pokémon Go — an app that gets people off their couches and into the real world to catch Pokémon — has swept the country since it was released on July 6. 

Millions have downloaded the app on their smartphones since the app launched, and some have suggested the game could be a good way to drive young people to the polls in November.

Read more:
• 'Pokémon Go': How to Find and Catch Legendaries Instead of All Those F*cking Zubats
• Police Station Warns 'Pokémon Go' Gamers Not to Terrorize Them Trying to Catch 'Em All
• These Numbers Show Just How Staggering the 'Pokémon Go' Phenomenon Really Is

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Emily C. Singer

Emily C. Singer, née Cahn, is a senior writer for Mic covering politics. She is based in New York and can be reached at esinger@mic.com

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