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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:05 PM

GOP faces step climb with young voters (and a surprising fact about old vs young in this election)


"The millennial generation voters ages 18 to 29 was widely expected to stay home on Election Day, deflated by partisan politics and disappointed by the president they overwhelmingly endorsed four years ago."

"Instead, young voters matched their participation rate from 2008, with about 50 percent of eligible voters under 30 casting ballots. More importantly, they actually increased their share of the electorate, from 18 percent in 2008 to 19 percent this year, surpassing the proportion of voters over the age of 65 (17 percent, according to CNN exit polls)."

I put in the bold. Surprising to me that young people made up a larger share of the electorate than seniors. I have said for years if young people voted in the same percent as old people that pot would be legal.... and look at that, two states did it!

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