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Millennial Voters Will Count in Today’s Election

Millennial Voters Will Count in Today’s Election

Millennial voters are diverse, progressive, and many. They could have a significant impact on today's election.

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The Millennial generation is the largest (95 million compared to 78 million Baby Boomers),most diverse, and most progressive in American history.

In 2008 many in this generation of 12- to 29-year-olds played a key role in deciding who would be the next president through support at the polls and mobilizing other voters to build support. This year, with 46 million potential voters, not only are Millennials now a full quarter of the voting-age American public, but they also surpass the 39-million-strong bloc of voters older than age 65.

While the Millennials may have gotten older over the past four years, they haven’t lost their passion for all the issues that brought them to the polls in 2008—and could again play a significant role this year.

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