Coverage of 2020 Election
Move for Justice photographers fanned out to Twin Cities polling locations on November 3rd. With concerns that voter suppression or intimidation might occur at some sites, it was a relief for our journalists to see orderly voting taking place at each site we visited, including at North High School (Mpls), Sabathani, Frogtown, Cedar-Riverside, and Bloomington. Lines were non-existent or very short and election officials and observers were in most cases cordial and efficient. We spoke to volunteers cheerfully providing food and slices of "I voted" decorated cakes outside of North High as members of the community streamed by to vote.
Voters cast their ballots at Coyle Community Center in Cedar-Riverside. Photo credit: Phil Ward
Minnesota weather was the warmest on record for election day with temperatures in the 70s. Voters dressed in shorts and T-shirts walked past piles of snow left from piles of pre-Halloween storms. Although the state had a huge early voting turnout, it was great that bad weather was not a barrier to voters on election day!
Volunteers for Twin Cities Relief provide food for hungry voters at North High School. Photo credit: Phil Ward
When a Move for Justice photographer visited a Saint Paul campaign office for the Trump campaign, he thought he might see "get out the vote" activities or Trump supporters waving signs and flags, as one might expect on election day. However there was no sign of life at the location and no one went in or out! Perhaps Donald Trump's team did not pay November rent and his staffers skipped town.
We will update this article with fresh voter galleries and election snapshots as they come in!
Anthony, a resident of Minneapolis, displays campaign signs