Women voters a target of both campaigns in the 2016 presidential election

Campaigns targeting women voters, pushing to get them to the polls

KUSA - In this highly controversial election, both campaigns are putting up a tough fight to grab more votes. They are targeting several groups of people and one of the larger ones is women voters.

Much of the push is getting them to the polls to vote.

As of last Thursday, 70,000 more women have already voted compared to men according to the Secretary of State.

This year, women have the choice to vote for the first woman to ever become a presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. Just because they have the option to vote for someone of the same gender, doesn't necessarily mean they will vote for Clinton.

"In this election we've seen record turnout in general, we've seen record turnout from people of color, we've seen record turnout from women, the question is, what is propelling women to go to the polls?" said Meg Froelich, a political expert who produced the documentary, Strong Sisters.

"Are they wanting to break that glass ceiling and vote for that candidate? Or are they voting on an issue, particularly sexual harassment or sexual assault that has been so at the top of this campaign? Are they propelled by that," Froelich said. 

Froelich says voters could go to the polls because of a negative issue or event or a dislike of a certain candidate.

Looking at total early votes cast in this year's election, 1,852,029 million Coloradans have already voted ahead of election day Tuesday. 

Copyright 2016 KUSA


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