As of today, millions of Americans will have cast their ballot for Democrat Joe Biden or Republican incumbent Donald Trump. Also as of today, we’re entering our eighth month of quarantine, more than 230,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus and mass protest movements across the country persist in the fight for racial justice. So… what does this all mean for voter turnout?
The YDN Podcast Desk spoke with students, experts and reporters about what turnout looks like this year on campus and in New Haven. This episode is part of the Yale Daily News’ Election Special Issue.
Produced by Alexa Stanger, Alyssa Michel, Amre Proman, Andrea Lee, Katerina Kargioti, Simi Olurin, Sydney Bryant and Veronica Sosa. Hosted, produced and edited by Allison Mina Park.
Special thanks to YDN reporters and editors Ashley Qin, Darwin Do, Emily Tian, Maddie Hahamy, Isaac Yu, Zaporah Price, Larissa Jimenez and Thomas Birmingham. Cover art by Dora Guo and Anasthasia Shilov. Music by Blue Dot Sessions.