In Georgia, Latinos shatter runoff turnout record as groups make last push for voters
Celebrities, religious leaders, political figures, non-profit organizations, music bands, and even comic book characters have all been deployed in an attempt to ensure high turnout among Latino voters in the Georgia Senate run-off elections. These efforts appear to have worked, as 65% of Latino voters who voted in the November general election have voted early in the runoffs (compared to only 10% in 2018).Visit NBC News to learn more. Voter Education Week Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and
More than five weeks after election result declared, McConnell congratulates Biden on his victory
On Tuesday, December 15, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell finally congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on his election victory after the Electoral College certified his win. Visit NBC News to learn more. Voter Education Week Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip them with the tools and information they need to cast a ballot this fall. Visit Website More Than A Vote A voting initiative started by several Black athletes and artists combatting systemic and racist
Barr says no evidence of widespread voter fraud, defying Trump
On December 1st, Attorney General William Barr announced that the Department of Justice had found no evidence of widespread or systemic voter fraud that could have changed the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. He also clarified that the DOJ would continue to investigate credible allegations of voter fraud brought to its attention. President Trump’s legal team disputed Barr’s comments.Visit NBC News to learn more.Image credit: U.S. Marshals Service, Office of Public Affairs (CC BY 2.0)
Trump’s gains among Latino voters shouldn’t come as a surprise. Here’s why.
President Trump’s record on the economy (before the pandemic) and his law-and-order rhetoric appealed to many Latino voters in Florida and Texas, helping him outperform expectations with Latino voters in those states. President Trump and his campaign focused specifically on cultivating and growing support for him among the Latino electorate in South Florida. Latino support for Republican candidates and policies is not new, even if the Democratic Party still tends to win a majority of Latino voters’ support during elections.Visit NBC News to learn
Young voters in swing states are a big part of the early surge. That could boost Biden.
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.