The Supreme Court upheld absentee ballot extensions in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, giving voters in those states time for their ballots to arrive after Election Day. These decisions will likely allow thousands of late-arriving ballots to be counted in two critical battleground states. These decisions also come less than a week after the Supreme Court decided to block a six-day ballot receipt extension in Wisconsin. Visit The Guardian to learn more.
Rock The Vote and the international creative company Sid Lee have teamed up to create an educational voting simulation for young people on Minecraft, an immensely popular sandbox video game. The simulation includes several aspects of the voting process and allows players to vote on 10 different issues, including gun control, immigration, and students loans.Visit NPR to learn more.
After the Supreme Court sided with Wisconsin Republicans in refusing to count additional ballots received after election day, Democratic organizers are encouraging voters to use drop boxes or hand deliver their ballots rather than trust in the U.S. postal service.Visit The Guardian to learn more.
Young voters (20-29) are turning out in droves in some swing states, casting 4 million more votes in early voting this year than they cast in 2016. Additional polls indicate that young voters plan to turn out at a much higher rate this election year, and they’re especially taking advantage of early voting.Visit NBC News to learn more.
While Democrats are expected to win a majority of the Latino vote this year, many Latino men are supporting President Trump, which could make the difference in swing states like Arizona and Florida. The Trump administration’s record and messaging on pre-COVID unemployment for Latinos, law and order, religion, and abortion appeals to many Latino men. Latino support for the Republican Party is not new, it is the result of decades of Republican efforts to court Latino voters dating back to the 1950s and 1960s.Visit