The latest on what we’re doing and what we’re paying attention to.
Celeste Katz from Newsweek writes about our study with the progressive firm Lake Research Partners, to coincide with National Voter Registration Day, which shows the demographic triumvirate has grown enough to make a splash in future elections.
“But the study, which Newsweek saw in advance of its national release, suggests young people and nonwhites have some catching up to do before their political influence matches their growing numbers.
Called the Rising American Electorate (RAE) in the study, the group in 2016 for the first time made up a majority of the voting-eligible U.S. population.
There were nearly 133 million eligible voters in the RAE, comprising 59.2 percent of the U.S. voting-eligible population, researchers said. What’s more, the total number of RAE voters rose by more than 8 million between 2012 and 2016, while the number of voters outside that demographic concurrently dropped by about 3.5 million.
But while turnout among the RAE has increased in recent elections, its members “still do not register to vote or turn out in proportion to their share of the population,” researchers said.”
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