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Voter Turnout, 2008 vs. 2010

By Taylor Marvin

Ezra Klein has a great graphic covering the differences between voter turnout between the 2008 and 2010 elections.

Takeaway message- don’t count on youth votes outside of high-profile presidential elections. They just aren’t there.

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  1. Chris G #

    I think you need to show these results in relation to the considerable overall voter (reduction)suppression that happened in 2010. In 2008 Americans were believing they could make a better world so %65 to %70+ turned out 2008 vs %50 to %55 turnout in the face of massive corporate money dumped to push 2 ideas: A) that they should be angry and blame mostly in-office Democrats B) that everyone in office is corrupt(no matter how big a lie had to be told) so why vote at all (unless you are angry).ALSO the items of student voter registration problems are disconcerting.

    December 1, 2010
  2. Both repubs and dems responsibl-e for this should go to jail. I hate to say this as a consevativ-e but the wall street protestors have a point on rich greed. Maybe it’ll make a difference but I’m not holding my breath. guild wars 2 items

    November 30, 2011
  3. I’m not surprised that youths aren’t voting, who would they vote for? There’s no one out there that represents their interests.

    February 22, 2012

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