#WVotes2018 — WNBA heads to the polls for midterm elections

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It is safe to say that in the case of the 2018 midterm elections, the entire WNBA pulled a New York Liberty and was ready to Show Up to cast their ballots.

While inexplicably overlooked by the vast majority of the mainstream media, we all know that the W is one of the most politically savvy leagues in the U.S. of A. So it was no surprise that a healthy contingent of WNBA notables would arrive to vote.

Cheryl Reeve, current head coach and general manager of the Minnesota Lynx, had backed Angie Craig who was running against Jason Smith in the second congressional district of Minnesota. Craig won her race.

And at least notable Lynx player, Sylvia Fowles, voted early.

Also, former WNBA President Lisa Borders, who rose to prominence through the Atlanta corporate and political scene, supported Stacey Abrams’ bid to become Georgia governor. They are still counting votes in Georgia even though her opponent has already declared victory.

In the run-up to the elections, the Seattle Storm’s Twitter name simply read ‘VOTE’.

In addition, the WNBPA teamed up with Rock The Vote in one final push to get people to the polls prior to Election Day.

Among those featured in the above video – Rebekkah Brunson, Chiney Ogwumike, and Carolyn Swords, the latter of whom recently appeared at a voter registration event in Las Vegas with former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Texas was, of course, an epicenter of the 2018 midterms thanks to a much-ballyhooed Senate contest between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke. Cruz only defeated O’Rourke by three percentage points, a staggeringly close margin by Lone Star State standards.

Needless to say that even with many players heading overseas, they still kept their home country in mind and hoped as many as possible got to the polls.


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