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(NEWSER) – President Obama cast an early ballot in the midterm elections during a visit to Chicago yesterday, and a bystander couldn't resist hamming it up. "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend," joked Mike Jones as Obama was voting.

The president happened to be casting his ballot right next to Jones' fiancee, Aia Cooper. "I wasn't really planning on it," answered the president, who then started a little lighthearted banter with Cooper, reports CNN. "Now you'll be going back home and talking to your friends about this," Obama told her. "'I can't believe Mike, he is such a fool.'"

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