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@ResistanceRev on Twitter Cecilia Lenzen

Viral video shows voters dancing to the ‘Cha-Cha Slide’

The video was a result of efforts by Joy to the Polls.


Cecilia Lenzen


A video of Philadelphia voters dancing to the “Cha-Cha Slide” by DJ Casper while waiting in line to vote went viral over the weekend. 

Twitter user @ResistanceRev tweeted the video with the caption “A whole mood! The joyful defiance of dancing in line at the polls in a ‘f*** 2020’ Tshirt is what voting in 2020 looks like! Nothing and no one is getting in the way of our joy and our vote.”

The video quickly garnered attention from multiple celebrities, including comedian Wanda Sykes, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and comedian Sarah Cooper.

“I see you #Philly!  We know winning this jawn is crucial,” Skyes tweeted.

Cooper tweeted her take on the dance, “Voter suppression but make it fun.” 

The dance was a result of work by the Election Defenders, a nonpartisan coalition whose goal is to make sure voters are staying safe and healthy outside of polling places across the country. Joy to the Polls, a branch of the Election Defenders, says it seeks to bring joy to the election polls and make voting a celebration. 

The dance seemed to bring joy not only to the voters waiting in line but to the thousands of viewers online. 

Twitter user @MoLulkowski tweeted, “This is the polling place I want to be at!!!”

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