Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Frank Woods rarely goes into town. But to cast his ballot on Nov. 3, with concerns about the pandemic weighing heavily, he made the drive into Dillingham, Alaska.
In Pennsylvania, Nasya Jenkins voted early. In a battleground state, she described political battles among family members.
Looking to the end of the day, in Colorado Esy Ray said she had her “Trump champagne” on ice, while in Florida Kimberly Mendoza planned to watch results with fellow campaign volunteers.
In the weeks leading up to Nov. 3, Carleton students in their first year of the Master of Journalism program interviewed people in 14 states, covering the continent and interrogating a range of political positions in the midst of a polarized election campaign.
Reporting remotely from home offices across Canada and in New Delhi, the students produced America Votes 2020, a project dedicated to profiling U.S. voters.
America Votes 2020 is a pop-up news project reported remotely by students in their first year of the Master of Journalism program.