Youth voter turnout higher in 2020 than in previous presidential election

By Aurora Charlow

Students and other people line up to vote at Chapel of the Cross on Franklin St. before the November 2020 election. (Ben Rappaport/Carolina Connection)

Voter turnout among young people was higher this year than in 2016. This may have had a big effect in several key battleground states. However, according to Tufts University, young people still made up the same percentage of the electorate because more people voted overall.

Aurora Charlow joins us to talk about the youth vote, and why it was so important in the 2020 election. 

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