By Olivia Hobson, Drew Jelinek and Kyle Tubbs
A circle of listeners slowly gathered around Vernon Johnson outside the Bellingham Public Library on Friday, May 29. Snaps and sounds of agreement rippled through the small, socially-distanced crowd as Johnson, holding a “Disarm Hate” poster, urged young people to vote.
“Get the fascist out of the White House!” Johnson exclaimed.
40 feet away,...