Why first-time voters in the US are on edge

The Take hears from Americans casting their first votes in the 2020 election.

A man urges passersby to register to vote as demonstrators protest, on Thursday, June 4, 2020, near the White House in Washington over the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis [AP Photo/Evan Vucci]

Everything is harder the first time, even voting. Add to that the coronavirus pandemic and a president who claims he does not trust the election process, and you have the potential for problems. So who are the people who will be first-time voters in this year’s United States presidential election? What are they excited about and what is holding them back?

In this episode:

Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and 866OurVote.

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The team:

Amy Walters and Dina Kesbeh produced this episode with Abigail Ony Nwaohuocha, Alexandra Locke, Priyanka Tilve, Negin Owliaei, Ney Alvarez and Malika Bilal.

Alex Roldan is The Take’s sound designer. Natalia Aldana is the engagement producer. Stacey Samuel is The Take’s executive producer and Graelyn Brashear is Al Jazeera’s head of audio.


Source: Al Jazeera