These Americans living in Canada agree that voting in the U.S. election is critical. But that’s all they agree on
Oct 28, 2020 2 mins, 2 secs
Mark Feigenbaum of Republicans Overseas in Toronto on Oct.

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citizens who live in Canada and are eligible to vote in the election.

But turnout among that demographic has been historically low – only 5.3 per cent in the 2016 election.

This year, though, the Canadian offices of Democrats Abroad and Republicans Overseas say they’re seeing massive increases in voter participation and requests for help to secure a ballot.

Mark Feigenbaum is a lawyer who runs the Canadian chapter of Republicans Overseas from Toronto.

voters living in Canada.

Toronto resident Dianna English, who runs Democrats Abroad Canada, agrees that interest in voting and becoming politically involved from Canada is growing.

She estimates her organization’s membership is up more than 90 per cent this year, to about 21,000.

Galit Rodan/The Globe and Mail.

English thinks an increased turnout in Canada just might make the difference for Mr.

She says Democrats Abroad believes that, globally, 48 per cent of expat voters come from swing states.

She reached out to Democrats Abroad in January for help obtaining a ballot after requests to her county clerk in Pennsylvania in the last election went unanswered and she wasn’t able to vote.

Following the advice of Democrats Abroad, she received her ballot in Calgary, voted for Mr.

Celia Robertson, a nurse living in Canada, outside her apartment in Calgary on Oct.

Guillaume Nolet/The Globe and Mail.

He’s particularly concerned that the proposed increase in capital gains rates – to 39.6 per cent from 23.8 per cent – for those making more than US$1-million a year will sway Ottawa to hike tax rates in Canada.

Feigenbaum of Republicans Overseas acknowledges that Republicans in Canada are indeed a “small community.” He hopes that undecideds in Alberta like Mr.

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