Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Faith-Based Groups Push Voters To The Polls In Today's Mid-Term Elections

RNS yesterday reported on the extensive get-out-the vote campaigns mounted by religious groups. Detailing many of the efforts, the report says in part:
Waves of religious groups are mustering passionate get-out-the-vote efforts in the final hours before the heated midterm elections, with clergy pushing the faithful to the polls in ways that stand to aid both Republicans and Democrats.
Convincing religious voters to cast ballots on Election Day on Tuesday (Nov. 6) is hardly a new phenomenon in American politics. But this year’s atypically heated midterm contests appear to have sparked unusually robust efforts by faith-based organizations to galvanize supporters and move the political needle in favor of their respective values, if not their preferred candidates.