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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 11:30 AM

2. It is certainly a positive if they stay engaged

Sanders has done a lot of good things for the left, win or lose, and giving the woefully low-voting younger demographic a kick in the pants is on the list. What little data I've seen on primary crosstabs indicate they are not really voting much more yet, even with Sanders on the ballot, so it's questionable if they will in the general regardless of his nomination chances (although it's surely true they are more likely to turn out with him than without). Howeever even if this is a "dry run" that just manages to get them registered and interested and learning about how the system works, there's a likely net positive to a more socially liberal generation paying morte attention to politics, if it can be sustained. We can only hope for turnout well above half that of retirees for once.

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