GLAAD's Sarah Kate Ellis: LGBTQ+ Voters Could Decide Key 2020 Races We are just 100 days away from the most consequential election of our lifetime. On November 3, voters will decide if we will maintain the status quo or if we will turn the page on this dark moment in American history. As LGBTQ+ people, we can’t afford to be complacent. We must get educated, engaged, and turn out in record numbers. If we do, we can make the deciding difference in the presidential election, as well as key races that will determine control of the U.S. Senate and House — all while contributing to victories LGBTQ+ and pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot.
Consider these facts.
Exit polls during the 2018 midterm elections — when a pro-equality majority took control of the House and a rainbow wave of LGBTQ+ candidates were elected —indicate that 6 percent of the overall voting electorate identified as LGBTQ+ . Of that 6 percent, 82 percent supported pro-equality candidates. Meanwhile, a study released in November 2019 from the Williams Institute indicates tha t 21 percent — more than one in five — of LGBTQ+ voters are NOT registered .
Then consider this.
Razor-thin victories in […]
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