Absentee and Early Voting by Youth in the 2020 Election | CIRCLE

Young people are voting y’all!! #Vote

More than five million young people (ages 18-29) have already voted early or absentee in the 2020 elections, including nearly 3 million in 14 key states that may well decide the presidency and control of the United States Senate.

Source: Absentee and Early Voting by Youth in the 2020 Election | CIRCLE

Early-voting numbers: U.S. on pace for record early turnout – Washington Post

Early-voting counts suggest that a record number of ballots are going to be cast ahead of Election Day, with voters taking advantage of early voting and expanded absentee options. The number of ballots already cast is a sign of highly enthusiastic voters adapting to an election taking place amid a pandemic.

Source: Early-voting numbers: U.S. on pace for record early turnout – Washington Post

November 2020 elections may lead to “the perfect storm” for voter suppression.

In primary elections that have taken place in Kentucky and in Georgia there has already been scenarios of voter suppression. Since Shelby v. Hunter took away many of the protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, voter suppression has been at an all time high. Read more here about how November elections may lead to one of the worst cases of voter suppression yet.

This day in history, Thurgood Marshall was appointed to the United States Supreme Court.

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On this day in history, Thurgood Marshall  was appointed to the United States Supreme Court. Thurgood Marshall was appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson and sat as the first African American to serve on the highest court in the country. Thurgood Marshall’s appointment exemplifies the importance of exercising one’s right to vote and the power that the President has in appointing Supreme Court Justices. Read more about Marshall’s appointment here.

Voters opt to vote in person despite vote-by-mail option.

Recently, a number of states held their primaries. In Maryland, the state held their state and national primary elections. This was the state’s first time urging voters to vote primarily by mail due to Covid-19 restrictions. Voting in person was still allowed as an alternative for individuals who may not have received their ballot in the mail or experienced other obstacles. However, many people chose to vote in person and wait in line despite the mail-in option.  What took place in this election may be a predictor of what takes place in elections come November. Read more about voters experience in Maryland’s primary election here.

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