۲۸ آبان ۱۳۹۸ |٢١ ربيع الأول ١٤٤١ | Nov 19, 2019
The 2020 Muslim vote: Are there any cultural divides among American Muslim voters?

"It doesn't take much to notice that the entire country, politically, has changed," says Hussam Ayloush, Executive director at CAIR – Los Angeles Chapter and Executive Board Member at California Democratic Party.

Hawzah News Agency - Watching the daily news coverage of the 2020 election campaigns, it's common to hear about the Jewish, evangelical, black, Hispanic, rural, or women's vote. But the Muslim vote? Rarely. There are signs that might soon be changing.

"It doesn't take much to notice that the entire country, politically, has changed," says Hussam Ayloush, Executive director at CAIR – Los Angeles Chapter and Executive Board Member at California Democratic Party.

"They [the president and his administration] have used Muslims and other minorities as punching bags. Muslims feel they need to be more engaged.

"He's made our job of mobilising Muslims a lot easier," Ayloush adds.

Muslims account for 1.1 percent of the US population, yet their voter turnout is relatively low – only 63 percent of young Muslim adults reported being registered to vote, compared with 85 percent of all young adults.

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