Obama plays basketball on election day

PRESIDENT Obama has been spotted playing basketball on a military base in an early morning session, part of an election morning ritual he has conducted since 2008.

The President was photographed on the court at Fort McNair in Washington just before 8:00 a.m. shooting some hoops.

He has played basketball on both election days during his own run for President. The only time he didn’t was when he lost of the New Hampshire primary to Hillary Clinton.

Friends say it’s not the outcome of the game that matters, just showing up is what counts.

One can only assume that’s not the way the Democrats feel about the election itself.

The only time he didn’t play ball — he lost. Picture: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais.

President Barack Obama plays basketball on election day at a military base. Picture: AP