As the entire United States eagerly watches the several races during Election Day on Tuesday, the sports world is no different.
Athletes, coaches and teams have taken to social media to urge their followers to get out and vote, if they haven't already through the early voting procedures that have led to a historic turnout as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the country.
Some of the key battleground states to watch in the Presidential election include Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan and Florida. And within those states, some sporting venues have opened their doors as polling stations and voting sites, including the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and a tailgating venue close to Lambeau Field in Green Bay – where the Packers play.
LeBron James has tried on and off the court to get out the vote this year. (Photo: Kevin C. Cox, Getty Images)
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Here's a look at notable reactions to the 2020 election from around the sports world.
- Lakers star LeBron James shares a tweet that shows a video about possible act of voter suppression in New York that had been shared by Twitter personality Rex Chapman.
Y’all see the setup right???!!! ??♂️??♂️??♂️??♂️ https://t.co/CdcvjHlwGH
- Former WNBA star Tamika Catchings is working as a volunteer poll worker at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, where she played for the Indiana Fever.
"Really, for me, it's about the opportunity to give back," Catchings said. "With everybody talking about voting when we were in the Wubble, it's just something that we were really pressing. To have the opportunity to continue that trend, come out, get people to vote, being at Bankers Life, I feel like I'm at home and basically welcoming people into our house."
That’s @Catchin24 directing voters to their machines @TheFieldhousepic.twitter.com/DXbfzuM7yU
- Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes posted a message letting local followers know that Arrowhead Stadium, where the team plays, will be open and serving as a polling location.
#ElectionDay Arrowhead Stadium will be available to Kansas City residents who live in Jackson County as a polling location. #VOTE
For more info, visit: https://t.co/t7YdE5qFLM
The time is now. ⏰ @15andMahomiespic.twitter.com/QzjeaY3Qys
- Oklahoma City point guard Chris Paul shared an image with voting rights to help his followers when they go to cast their ballots.
Know your rights before go to the polls today!! @WhenWeAllVote and @866OURVOTE are here to help. Let’s do this!!! ✊? #VOTEpic.twitter.com/ChsMbGsTBG
- The football program at William Penn University is running a shuttle bus for students to head out to polling locations so that they can vote. The shuttle will run until 5 p.m. local time in Oskaloosa, Iowa, where the university is located.
We’re giving you a ride to the polls! @WPU_Football staff is running a shuttle on the hour until 5 PM. It’s a beautiful day to get out and VOTE ? #WPstrongertogetherpic.twitter.com/3j23PVcXsD
- Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who has backed the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris ticket, posted a tweet indicating which states allow voters to register and vote on Election Day.
If you live in Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming, you can register to vote today. #BidenHarris2020
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