The world was shocked in 2016. Our country was shocked. It has been turbulent and nerve-wracking for many of us. The 2016 Presidential Election shocked our system, for better or worse. By the time election day rolled around, too many Americans were uninformed and sat out. We cannot allow that to happen this time. We already know that the the electorate in 2020 will look vastly different than that of 2016. This election will see the largest shift in racial and ethnic backgrounds in history, as 1/3 of all voters will be non-white. Gen Z and Millennial voters can change this election. According to Pew Research, “the next presidential election will also mark the first time that Millennials (who will be ages 24 to 39 in 2020) will account for a slightly smaller share of the electorate than they represented in the last presidential election. The raw number of Millennials eligible to vote is increasing due to foreign-born Millennials naturalizing to become citizens.” Whereas “the leading edge of Generation Z (people ages 18 to 23 in 2020) is projected to comprise one-in-ten eligible voters, up from just 4% in 2016, when the vast majority were too young to cast ballots. These post-Millennials are on track to be more racially and ethnically diverse than their predecessors: In 2020, Gen Z eligible voters are expected to be 55% white and 45% nonwhite, including 21% Hispanic, 14% black, and 4% Asian or Pacific Islander. By comparison, the Boomer and older electorate is projected to be about three-quarters white (74%).
That is where we come in. The 2020 race has heated up with over 20 Democratic Candidates, 3 Republican Challengers. Several candidates have been shut out of debates, Republican states have cancelled primaries, and Donald Trump, at this moment, seems likely to be impeached, with over 51% of voters wanting the president impeached.. The Contenders is designed to help you better understand each candidate and make sure you vote in 2020!
For more information on demographics: https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/essay/an-early-look-at-the-2020-electorate/