The coronavirus continues to plague the United States while the economy struggles to recover from the pandemic-induced recession. Protests against systemic racism rocked cities across the country during the summer. And in the middle of it all, voters are casting their ballots in the 2020 general election.
There are a number of historic races happening across the country — many featuring more women, especially women of color, than ever before.
Sen. Kamala Harris, in particular, has already made history by being the first Black and South Asian woman to be the vice presidential candidate for a major-party ticket.
Women, who make up more than half of the electorate, are turning out in huge numbers. In several key battleground states, women account for more than half of early voters.
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A diverse group of more than 100 South Carolina women back Biden, signaling strong support in the state for the former vice president.
Democratic candidates are calling on women to energize potential caucus-goers.