'Leading by example': LeBron James and NBA boost voter rights

Cleveland (AFP) – New Cleveland resident Steven Catudal was eager to register to vote in his adopted state of Ohio. He found an unlikely ally to thank for smoothing that process during a turbulent election year: basketball superstar LeBron James.The NBA legend has emerged as the most high-profile promoter of US civic engagement in all of sports. And his encouragement of Americans — particularly in minority communities — to express their power through voting has the potential to impact November’s election.”I think it’s fantastic,” Catudal, a 23-year-old business consultant, told AFP after fil…

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