Measuring the midterm turnout gap

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A truly amazing graphic. Select up to three groups from the demographic charts on this site as see the actual voter turnout for the past 18 years of mid termand Presidential elections. A fascinating study in political voting trends today.

from The Washington Post,

Voter turnout is notoriously low in midterm elections compared with presidential election years, a trend that typically favors Republican candidates. Voters who fall into demographic groups that have traditionally been Democratic strongholds — young adults, African Americans and women — have wider turnout gaps than other groups, a challenge that Democratic candidates must negotiate every midterm election year.

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