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Ronaldo, Rooney Cast Their Votes
CNN, November 6th, 2012 12:11PM

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On Election Day, as nation votes for the next President of the United States, CNN asked Cristiano Ronaldo, perhaps the world’s most recognizable soccer player, who he would vote for if he were a U.S. citizen. The Real Madrid striker has joined former Manchester United teammate Wayne Rooney in publicly backing President Barack Obama for another four years.

"I like the way [Obama] speaks with people, his communication -- I think it's always firm what he says -- and I would like to meet him because he's an honest person," Ronaldo told CNN.

Last month, after the final presidential debate, Rooney revealed via Twitter that he would vote for Obama, too. "Watched all the presidential debates. If I had to vote, would vote Obama," Rooney tweeted to his more than five million Twitter followers.

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