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Action Alert: CAIR Urges Muslim Voters in ID, MI, MS, MO, ND, WA to Turn Out for March 10 State Primaries

CAIR to call almost 11,000 households in March 10 primary states reminding Muslims to vote

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/9/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is urging Muslim voters in Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, and Washington state to turn out and vote in tomorrow’s “Big Tuesday” state primary elections.

Tonight, CAIR is launching an almost 11,000 household targeted get-out-the-vote automated call campaign that urges American Muslim voters to go to the polls in Big Tuesday states, reaching some 50,000 Muslim voters.  

CAIR is broadcasting night-before-election automated call reminders before each state’s primary or caucus election, targeting more than 147,504 Muslim households representing some 605,135 registered American Muslim voters. CAIR estimates there are more than one million registered American Muslim voters in the United States with large communities residing in key swing states.

The calls are part of CAIR’s 2020 General Election “Muslims Vote Campaign” to increase Muslim voter turnout nationwide.

Last week, CAIR released the results of its “#MuslimsVote 2020 Super Tuesday Exit Poll and Survey.” 

CAIR’s poll indicated that the majority (58.2 percent) of American Muslim voters who participated in state Democratic primaries on Tuesday, March 3, voted for Bernie Sanders, followed by 26.8 percent for Joe Biden, 5.4 percent for Michael Bloomberg, 5.1 percent for Elizabeth Warren, and 1.4 percent for another candidate.

The survey also indicated that 51.1 percent of American Muslim voters affiliate with the Democratic Party, and 17.5 percent with the Republican Party, while 24.5 percent identify as independent or not a member of a party.

READ THE ENTIRE REPORT: #MuslimsVote 2020 Super Tuesday Exit Poll and Survey
SEE: CAIR’s Super Tuesday Exit Poll Graphic

The survey also questioned Muslim voter households, regardless of political party affiliation, about their views on a wide range of social and policy issues, including refugee resettlement, healthcare reform, climate change, raising the federal minimum wage, and ensuring affordable housing.

On February 3, CAIR released the results of its first 2020 primary election poll of registered Muslim voters ahead of the Iowa caucus. CAIR’s poll surveyed 346 registered Muslim voters nationwide who said they would support a Democratic Party presidential candidate if an election were held today.

In January, CAIR released its 2020 General Election “Sample Questions for Candidates and Government Officials” toolkit and a “State Voter Registration, Primary, Caucus, and Special Election Calendar” as a Muslim community resource.

If you believe your voting rights have been violated while voting, please contact the Council on American-Islamic Relations at (202) 488-8787 or civilrights@cair.com.

NOTE: As a nonpartisan tax-exempt organization, CAIR encourages American Muslims to participate in national and state elections. CAIR does not support one candidate or political party over another.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Department Director Robert S. McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, aAjeen@cair.com

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