Youth Vote Update — October 27th

by NextGen America Executive Director, Ben Wessel

Take a look at these jaw-dropping numbers from Pennsylvania:

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Emphasis here on the roughly QUARTER-MILLION young voters contacted by NextGen PA who have already voted. That’s nearly the population of Pittsburgh. And the Keystone State’s trends are not an outlier, as Politico reports:

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According to Politico, via TargetSmart:

  • Early voters under 30 years old favor Democrats by 30 points
  • 64% of them didn’t vote in 2016

Keep in mind that young voter turnout tends to increase further as Election Day approaches., which NextGen Nevada State Director Mark Riffenburg lays out in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “Riffenburg also noted that some 72,000 young people participated in the first 10 days of early voting in 2016, but 69,000 voted in the final four days — meaning younger Nevadans tend to wait until closer to Election Day.”

To close out, take a look at our mobile billboard in North Carolina, which has made its way from Raleigh to Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, and more!

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Talk soon,

Ben

P.S. Remember to sign up to volunteer for GOTV and join our polling call this Friday!

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