'My ancestors fought too hard for me not to vote': Seattle Seahawks make voting a priority -- and urge others to do the same
A woman wears a mask with a message urging voter participation while she waits in line to enter a polling place on the first day of the state's in-person early voting for the general election in Durham, North Carolina, US on October 15, 2020. © REUTERS/Jonathan Drake/File Photo

SEATTLE — Two weeks after his 18th birthday, DeeJay Dallas registered to vote in Georgia on Sept. 29, 2016. The Seahawks’ rookie running back was eager to participate in the electoral process again this year, and Georgia state records show his absentee ballot was accepted there Oct. 27.“Whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat or an independent, it’s your God-given birthright to get out and vote,” said Dallas, a native of Brunswick, Ga. “My ancestors fought too hard for me not to vote.”Political activism has never been more prevalent in professional sports than it has in 2020, and few teams h...


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