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Youth Vote?

Among many interesting plot twists, it turns out the vaunted youth vote fizzled.

Apparently, the youth vote occupied a little less than 10% of the popular vote, which is not statistically different from the turnout in 2000.

I guess free concerts were exactly that - no-strings-attached entertainment.

All joking aside, I am disappointed. I was jumping at the chance to vote ever since I was eligible, and just can’t get it in my head how young people - often so passionate and idealistic - don’t even bother to show up and vote.

I would say I’m surprised, but…