Coronavirus Sidetracks California Democrats' Efforts To Turn Arizona Blue

Published: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 12:32pm
Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 7:02am
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Using the color codes for political parties, Arizona is a longtime red state that seems to be in the process of turning purple. In other words, it's a Republican-dominated state that has seen more Democrats elected recently — including the first Democratic U.S. Senator in a couple of decades, with Kyrsten Sinema’s victory in 2018.

Activists from California were hoping to help put Arizona comfortably in the blue camp by coming here to knock on doors and get up close and personal with voters. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a stop to that, but remote efforts are still being attempted.

Joe Garofoli wrote about these groups in the San Francisco Chronicle. The Show spoke with him to find out more about their aims.

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