In the age of technology, it makes sense that people would more commonly use a canvassing app in lieu of a pencil and paper but now it seems more people than ever are doing this electronically. NGP VAN recently reported that their canvassing app, Minivan, set a new single-day record with over 18,421 people logging onto the app, beating the previous record by almost 2,000. Of course, given the current political climate, this has come as a surprise to no one, although the numbers do seem to be rather surprising considering it’s not a presidential election year which often sees the most canvassing and campaign fundraising. The previous record, according to NGP VAN, was set on November 5, 2016, just a few days prior to the highly-contested election which makes sense.
Over the course of the past two years, the resistance has been at the forefront of politics as they continue fighting back against the egregious decisions made by this administration and now, with the midterms a mere few weeks away, the Democrats finally have the opportunity to take back control of the House, Senate and Congress and steer this country back on course. So it comes as no surprise that progressives are out there every single day campaigning and canvassing to ensure their Democratic candidates emerge victorious in the impending elections. According to NGP VAN, it’s not just one portion of the country that is affected by this blue wave of politics.
NGP VAN reports that people all over the country are using this new canvassing app to get the vote out for their respective candidates. The five states in which it is being used the most include New York, Illinois, Michigan, Florida, and Texas. Of course, this makes perfect sense due to the highly-contested Senate race between incumbent Republican, Ted Cruz, and the Democratic candidate, Beto O’Rourke. Of course, the voter turnout is typically higher during presidential elections than midterms but, thanks to this new canvassing app, Democrats are looking to rectify that situation by going door to door and convincing their fellow progressive to vote blue and help us take back our country. So we wish them the best of luck on that and hope Democrats are successful in the upcoming midterm elections in a few weeks.