See Leslie Odom Jr. encourage voters with this touching Hamilton ballad
History has its eyes fixed on you.
Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. turned the power ballad “Wait for It” from the Broadway musical into a rally for voters.
Leslie played on November 2nd Senator Aaron Burr on the award-winning show – partnered with political platform RepresentUs in a nearly two-minute video montage to explain to Americans why it is worth waiting for their votes.
“Look, that’s pretty clear. Every American who voted deserved their vote to be heard. In that historic election, millions of you put your ballots in or cast them. And we all deserve to be counted.” “said the Tony winner said when videos were played of Americans holding up hand-made signs that read” Wait For It “. “These are votes from our grandparents who are safe from COVID, our overseas military who send in their ballots by mail, our neighbors, our friends, nurses, teachers, firefighters.”
The 39-year-old singer continued, “It’s actually easy. Voting is one of our fundamental rights and counting votes is a foundation of democracy. It may take time, but your voice is worth waiting for. And I am ready to wait for it. “