Voting by mail is a longtime tradition in Arizona. Voting during a major health crisis? Not so much.
Mi Familia Vota organization is joining other groups across the U.S. in trying to persuade younger people to work at polling places, especially those who are bilingual.
Roughly one in five Arizonans are between 19 and 29 years old, and nearly 60% of voters under 35 plan on voting for Democratic candidates.
Most poll workers in Arizona are retirees in their 60s and 70s who are at elevated risk for COVID-19, so younger volunteers are stepping up to help.
Beyond demanding an end to racial injustice, the protests have also offered an opportunity to register more people to vote.
85% of Latino voters age 18 to 34 are driven to vote by race and ethnic inequality issues, a study conducted by Telemundo and BuzzFeed News shows.
Trump’s latest comments represent his most explicit attacks on vote-by-mail, affirming voting rights advocates’ fears that he is setting the stage to dispute the validity of mail-in-ballots altogether.