Vote.org, a non-partisan and non-profit platform encouraging election participation, received a massive spike in voter registrations last Tuesday. The group attributed the 35,252 newly registered voters to pop star Taylor Swift who posted an instagram story that day urging her fans to register. According to representatives from vote.org, the site saw a 1,226% increase in participation the hour after Ms. Swift posted the story to her instagram account. Visit ABC News to learn moreImage Credit:Jana Beamer (CC BY 2.0)
A recent poll indicates 63% of Americans believe the charges approved by a grand jury in Georgia related to Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election are serious or somewhat serious. Additionally, only 15% of respondents believe the charges against Trump are not serious at all and a mere 10% believe they are not too serious. Poll results seem to show that the American public thinks Trump’s Georgia indictment is more serious than his two non-election related indictments.Visit ABC News to learn moreImage Credit:Gage
Brandon Johnson, a former public school teacher, has won Chicago’s mayoral election. Johnson defeated Paul Vallas, former Chicago Public Schools CEO, in a tight race winning approximately 51% of the vote to Vallas’ 49%. Johnson made it clear in his victory speech that he wants to govern for all citizens of Chicago saying, "To the Chicagoans who did not vote for me, here's what I want you to know: That I care about you, I value you, and I want to hear from you.
Tim Scott, South Carolina’s first Black senator and the first southern Black senator in over a century, is traveling to early primary states sharing his vision for a more unified country as he lays the groundwork for a presidential campaign. In a recent speech in Des Moines, Iowa Scott said that he saw a, “new American sunrise” that burns better than before. ABC News spoke with GOP activists and strategists who believe Scott is seeking to gain voters' support through consensus building and policy,
Democratic candidate Jennifer McClellan will face Republican Leon Benjamin on Tuesday February 21st in a special election for Virginia’s 4th Congressional District. The election is being held to determine who will fill the seat of late Representative Donald McEachin who passed away in November after a battle with colorectal cancer. McClellan is favored to win the election based on the area's voting history and, if victorious, she will make history as Virginia’s first black woman elected to Congress. Visit ABC News to learn more Image Credit: VCU