Midterm elections: Taylor Swift effect helps youth vote surge across US – live




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Top Democratic House leaders have left no room for doubt that they will inherit the gavel on Tuesday night.

“I am confident the democrats will win the majority of the US House of Representatives,” congressman Ben Ray Lujan, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), told reporters in Washington.

In Parkland, Florida, more than two dozen teenagers gathered Tuesday morning to make calls to remind voters to go to the polls. Many of the Parkland students, who had lost 17 classmates and teachers to a school shooting at their high school in February, were still too young to vote themselves.

“I can’t vote, so I wanted to do my part and get other people to vote for me,” said Ariana Ali, a 17-year-old senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school.

“I can’t vote, so I wanted to do my part and get other people to vote for me,” said Ariana Ali, a senior at MSD, said at a get-out-the-vote @AMarch4OurLives phone bank in Parkland. pic.twitter.com/z07oSkHtbq

“Hi, my name is Kelly, and I’m with March for Our Lives….” Parkland students phone banking to get out the vote in Florida. pic.twitter.com/qVoDWiKG9z

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