Saturday, November 08, 2008
Election Turnout NOT Biggest In Decades
From The New York Times:
Curtis Gans, one expert on voter turnout, indicates in a new report that based on preliminary, conservative estimates, the turnout among those eligible to vote will be in line with those of 2004 or at most, 1 percentage point higher. Why? This year’s numbers are almost a “mirror” image of the last presidential election; this time fewer Republicans went to the polls and more Democrats turned out.
The anticipated record turnout of voters in Tuesday’s U.S. election did not materialize, with the percentage of eligible Americans casting ballots staying virtually the same as 2004[.]
In 2004, Americans aged 18-29 made up 17 percent of the electorate. Tuesday, they made up 18 percent -- only the slightest of gains. Compared to senior citizens, young people are still voting in numbers lower than their percentage of the population at large.
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