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  1. Oct 2023
  2. Aug 2023
  3. Mar 2021
    1. In Georgia, which went for a Democrat for the first time since Bill Clinton in 1992 and just elected two Democratic senators — one Black and one Jewish — there have been a raft of proposed voter restrictions.

      This may of stuck out to me purely because I live in Georgia, but Blow's decision to include this in his article is interesting. The democratic victory was determined to be the direct result of increased voter turnout, particularly in communities of color. It is interesting that the legislation he mentions here manages turn this victory into a loss of some sort.

  4. Aug 2020
  5. Apr 2017
    1. This is the third-highest turnout since 18-year-olds first got the vote in 1972, and a 1.6 percent increase over 2012. 
  6. Jul 2016
    1. The US millennial generation is now equal in size to Baby Boomers, representing a third of the electorate. American youth are more socially and economically liberal than the rest of the country, but only 46 percent of eligible millennials turned out to vote in 2012, according to Pew Research Center. Millennials in 2016 are less likely to vote than the ’80s generation or Baby Boomers did when they came of age, according to analysis by Russell Dalton of the University of California, Irvine.

      number of US millennials approximately same as number of US Baby Boomers now, but millennial turnout relatively low.