Lincoln Project Airs Martin Sheen Video 'One Day' As Polls Open

The Lincoln Project has aired a new advert narrated by Martin Sheen urging voters to get out to the polls and cast their ballots with "the entire world watching" on election day.

In the new campaign spot from the anti-Trump Republican group, Sheen says the Tuesday election will "change our lives forever" and alter "how this country feels about itself" going forward.

The West Wing actor also said the 2020 election would mark "the first day of the rest of America's life" and present a chance to get "the train back on its tracks." He did not explicitly endorse any particular candidate throughout the clip, but has previously said he despised President Donald Trump.

Narrating the Lincoln Project's latest advert, Sheen said: "Good morning. Today is the first day of the rest of America's life. One day. One day that will one way or the other, change how this country feels about itself. One last push to get the train back on its tracks.

Good morning. Today is the first day of the rest of America’s life.

Voiced by Martin Sheen.

— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) November 3, 2020

"One day that cannot wipe out the last nine months, or the last four years, but can clear a path for a thousand better days ahead. One day, America on a tightrope. One day when the entire world is watching, like a parent in the stands peaking through their fingers.

"Come on America, come on. One day that will now play itself out right in front of our eyes, hour by hour, vote by vote, with history on its shoulders. One day that will change our lives forever. It is November 3, 2020, America. We have one day."

The new Lincoln Project advert has, at the time of reporting, received more than 380,000 views and over 38,000 likes on Twitter. A version on YouTube has been watched a further 70,000 times and liked by more than 8,000 users.

It comes shortly after another campaign video from the anti-Trump super PAC that was similarly aimed at getting people out to vote.

The advert, released late on Sunday, featured the Ray Charles version of the song "America the Beautiful". The video urged the public to "vote for hope, vote for America, vote for change" over footage of the Statue of Liberty and other U.S. landmarks, including Mount Rushmore.

Sharing the video on Twitter, The Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt said: "This is the first time the music of the great Ray Charles has been used in a political ad. Thank you to the Ray Charles Foundation. @ProjectLincoln VOTE HIM OUT."

Actor Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen speaks at the last Washington, DC "Fire Drill Fridays" climate change protest and rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC., on January 10, 2020. The actor narrated an advert from the anti-Trump Lincoln Project group. Paul Morigi/Getty Images