According to a new poll, only 28 percent of young voters say they’ll vote in midterm elections next month. Across all demographics, a little more than half say they’ll vote, so young people are pretty much booting the chance to have significant influence on an election. Again.
Other than the occasional candidate here and there, little seems to work to get younger people to vote. So an organization is trying the ultimate scare tactic: old, white people.
Prepare for Baby Boomer outrage in 3…2…. 1…
Related: Everything you need to know to vote early in Minnesota’s midterm elections (MPR News)
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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