America Goes to the Polls 2020: Featuring Michael McDonald from US Elections Project is FREE courtesy of Nonprofit VOTE
1 Lesson / 60 Minutes / FREE
Join Dr. Michael McDonald of U.S. Elections Project and Nonprofit VOTE’s own Caroline Mak as they explore the data and policies that drive turnout.
More eligible American voters participated in the 2020 election than any other election in history, and it was the highest turnout in over 100 years. While election offices across the country were already planning for a high profile election, Covid-19 and related public health measures caused major disruption. The new America Goes to the Polls report, a collaboration between Nonprofit VOTE and the U.S. Elections Project, digs deep into the data to not only rank all 50 states by their official voter turnout numbers, but also to examine how policies like Same Day Registration and Vote at Home (which many states expanded in light of the pandemic) made a real impact on the U.S. electorate.