Nationwide, young voters — particularly those of color — fueled President-elect Joe Biden’s path to victory, according to early research from Tufts University’s Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement.
Preuhs said some of the young vote that went to Biden was probably carryover from their excitement about Bernie Sanders.
They were mostly young voters of color.
“We love to see record youth turnout and what we hope that translates into is a mandate for centering a youth agenda in the minds of our elected officials,” Hensel said.
Valdez, a DACA recipient, isn’t eligible to vote herself, but she made it her mission to help others, particularly voters of color.