1. The new voting urgency for 2022

Illustration of a voting booth at the center of a crossroads.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Voter turnout across every racial and ethnic group rose in 2020 — but the 2022 midterm elections will present new hurdles for activists trying to prevent a sharp drop-off among voters of color.

  • They're building on 2020 by pushing for laws that would make it easier for all people to vote in the 2022 midterms — hoping that will increase the chances for people of color to be counted.
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