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Biden Supporters Join Caravan From Somerton To San Luis

With 30 days until Election Day, a group of Joe Biden supporters held a caravan in south Yuma County on Sunday in what was perhaps the first in-person event supporting him locally since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

About two dozen adults and children jumped in their cars with masks on for the Ridin’ With Biden caravan.

They gathered at the 85350 sports bar in Somerton and drove down Highway 95 to San Luis, honking their car horns with Biden signs taped on their cars.

Medea Ponce of Yuma was in the caravan and said she joined “to support Joe Biden. Get Trump out of office… (the message is) get out and vote. It’s so important that we have change in this country and it won’t happen if people don’t get out and do it.”

Members of the Yuma County Indivisible and Mission For Arizona groups attended the caravan. YCI representative Liz Haskell said the push is on to remind Yuma County voters to vote for Democrats up and down the ballot. Haskell says Yuma County is in play for Democrats.

"I think people are seeing how it really is, you know what's happened with our economy, with the total mishandling of the COVID crisis," she said. "You see more people are wearing masks these days because they realize they were following the wrong advice from the President."

Two KAWC listeners said larger caravans have been held locally by Trump supporters. This past week, more Biden/Harris signs have gone up in Yuma County next to signs for Trump and other state and local candidates and measures.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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