Biden re-election team appoints voter turnout expert as chief of staff

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The campaign team seeking to ensure that U.S. President Joe Biden wins a second term in the 2024 election is appointing an expert in boosting Democratic voter turnout as chief of staff, a spokesperson said on Thursday.

Sara Schreiber was formerly executive director of America Votes, a group that was created in 2003 to empower more people to vote, especially young people and communities of color.

She is joining the team as the campaign plans in earnest to launch ground operations in several key swing states from Pennsylvania to Wisconsin and Georgia as soon as next month in anticipation of former President Donald Trump becoming the Republican nominee.

A Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday showed Trump with a marginal 2-point lead in a head-to-head contest, 38% to 36%, with 26% of respondents saying they weren’t sure or might vote for someone else.

(Reporting by Trevor Hunnicut; Writing by David Ljunggren; Editing by Mark Porter)