Voters: The Next Generation

Josh Koenig at MusicForAmerica.org has put together an electioral map reflecting the 2004 results for voters under 30. Kerry comes out wih 375 electoral votes to Bush’s 163. It’s nice to think (hope?) this is the direction our electorate is going in.

MFA also points out that this year had the second highest youth turnout ever (51%). The highest was in 1972 when 18-year-olds were first allowed to vote. Voters under 30 came out even more (64%) in targeted states this year. This is certainly progress, but it’s still a little depressing to think their max turnout is about the same as the average across age groups. I bet it will be even higher next time, though. There will be a lot of pissed off kids.

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