Instead of giving the usual upbeat bio during her introduction, Miss Michigan Emily Sioma talked about the Flint water crisis.
“From the state with 84 percent of the U.S. freshwater but none for its residents to drink, I am Miss Michigan Emily Sioma,” she said.
Watch Miss Michigan do her part to ensure that the problem doesn’t recede from the spotlight.
Miss New York, Nia Imani Franklin, won the pageant, but Sioma won plenty of hearts.
How to vote
Vote-by-mail ballot request deadline: Varies by state
For the Nov 3 election: States are making it easier for citizens to vote absentee by mail this year due to the coronavirus. Each state has its own rules for mail-in absentee voting. Visit your state election office website to find out if you can vote by mail.Get more information
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General Election: Nov 3, 2020
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