@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


Published Oct 26, 2020

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. 

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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.”

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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. 

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

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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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*First Published: Oct 26, 2020, 12:50 pm CDT