The following is an excerpt from newsweek.com | September 24, 2018 |
Millennials (and their younger siblings, Generation Z) are the most diverse and progressive group of potential voters in American history, comprising fully 30 percent of the voting age population.
On November 6th, they’ll have the power to alter the course of American politics—flipping Congress, changing the leadership of states and cities, making lawmakers act and look more like the people who are literally the nation’s future. But will they vote?
In the last midterm election, in 2014, only 16 percent of eligible voters between the ages of 18 and 29 bothered.
In midterms over the last two decades, turnout by young people has averaged about 38 points below the turnout rate of people 60 and older. Which has given older voters a huge say over where the nation is likely to be by the time those younger people reach middle age and the older voters have passed on.
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