Among those waiting in line: New York voter Rhonda Le, who turned up to vote at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday.
Dolores McMullan, another New York voter, said the line was already around the block when she arrived 15 minutes before her polling station at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Brooklyn opened Saturday morning.
“The woman in my video was bopping for pretty much the full hour of waiting, but she had earbuds in, so she was dancing by herself,” said McMullan.
In Pennsylvania, a line of voters broke out into a full line dance of the “Cha Cha Slide” outside a polling station in Philadelphia on Saturday.
The initiative serves as a way to push back against voter suppression and intimidation across the country by filling the voting experience with music, Election Defenders Campaign Director Nelini Stamp told CNN.
“Because we know that voter suppression efforts especially in Black and Brown communities have a long history in this country and, particularly living in a global pandemic right now,” Stamp said, “our effort to bring music to people who are going to be waiting in long lines at the polling places (is) so we can we can do something for the voters on Election Day.”