“We certainly have seen a surge in voter registration,” says Carolyn DeWitt, president and executive director of the non-partisan non-profit organization Rock the Vote. “Last week between June 1st and the 5th, our platform received over 61,000 voter registration applications.”
That is the largest spike in traffic the group has seen all year, including around voter registration deadlines ahead of Super Tuesday.
DeWitt says she cannot say with certainty that the surge is directly tied to protests around the death of George Floyd, but the conversation around systemic racism and what elected officials can do about it has grown louder in recent weeks.
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