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Wed May 22, 2019, 07:18 AM

The Democrats' 100-year flood


The midterm elections may have been a sign of what's ahead for the 2020 presidential election: experts say the voter turnout could be the highest in a century.

The big picture: According to Michael McDonald, an elections expert at the University of Florida, turnout for the 2020 presidential election could be as high as 67% the highest it's been since at least 1916. If that happens, President Trump will have a tougher fight for a second term.

He's driving turnout among those most unhappy with him (younger voters and people of color) even when he's not on the ballot.

And Trump voters aren't a growing demographic group. The share of whites with less than a 4-year degree Trump's constituency dropped by 3% from 2014 to 2018.

Between the lines: McDonald is basing his prediction of "a hundred-year storm" on the 2018 midterms, which had the highest off-year election turnout in more than a century (50%). He says that momentum will only get stronger.

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Wed May 22, 2019, 11:43 AM

1. Something to hope for...

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