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Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Michelle Obama stops by ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ [VIDEO]

The day after President Obama appeared on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” — but the day before he planned to stop by MTV — Michelle Obama joined the talk show circuit with a visit to ABC’s late night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” for the first time.


Jimmy Kimmel sits alongside Michelle Obama during the White House Correspondents Association Dinner. (SAUL LOEB - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Kimmel and the first lady — who had met before at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner when Kimmel was host — chatted about everything from whether she still disciplines her daughters in public (not really) to whether the North Portico will give out vegetables to trick-or-treaters this Halloween (no, sometimes candy is okay).

Michelle Obama also stressed the importance of early voting.

“You don’t know what’s going to happen on Election Day. Babysitters, you might be sick, car breaks down, but you can vote for weeks in advance in many states if you vote early,” she cautioned. “And we’re encouraging people to vote early and use Election Day to help get other people to the polls who may need assistance.”

“Which state, in your opinion, is least important? South Dakota, right?
Kimmel asked.

The first lady wasn’t following for that one. “No...”

“Is it South Dakota?” Kimmel pressed.

“Every state is important; every vote matters,” she explained.

Plus, Michelle Obama showed Kimmel what would happen if he forgot to vote:

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