Young Voters Disenfranchised and Disheartened
A Tufts University analysis of voter registration data in key electoral states confirms that young people are less interested in the 2012 presidential election. Surprise!
Key states like North Carolina and Nevada are seeing sharp declines in youth voter registration (ages 18-29). Many would simply brush this off as youthful apathy but with a stubborn Congress and an ethically questionable Supreme Court, this drop in registrants may indicate that young people are fed up.
With high youth unemployment rates, crushing student debt, and corporations paying for legislation that seemingly disadvantages student and threatens their voting rights, Jim Geraghty asks “why would young people be enthusiastic to VOTE for the status quo.”
I wonder the same thing.
Read “Democrats Losing Young Voters in North Carolina, Nevada” (Jim Geraghty, National Review, 12/30/11) »