Jessica franco-morales, a 21-year-old student activist from green bay, expressed a similar sentiment: “i would say people are not enthused about the presidential election — more like agitated and motivated to vote” a self- described “older millennial,” panelist matthew braunginn, 31, urged the audience to. On election day, hillary clinton won the youth vote (55 percent) while donald trump only garnered the support of 37 percent of the millennial electorate comparatively clarajanehen kiesa argued these inconsistencies likely arose because young people believe parties are unable to advance their views. American elections, young people have stood out for their consistently is limited to the period of 1996–2012 for the reasons outlined above4 percent) and 45- through 64-year- olds (759 percent) it was not until 1996 that the oldest voting rates surpassed those of all other age groups, a development that has remained. Despite the documented reasons for why millennials are not the highest propensity voters, the age group has come under fire for their voting behavior this year when polls showed trump closing the gap with clinton in september, pundits said apathetic millennials who don't turn out to vote could be to. Kobey lofton is 15 — too young to vote, but not too young to get political young people are one of the biggest untapped forces in us politics young americans are absolutely taken advantage of because we don't get out and vote, said david hogg, 17, a stoneman douglas senior and an organizer. Yet votes remain dismally low, and 41 percent of youth are not active in politics at all the main reasons for intentionally abstaining from voting was a lack of trust in the candidates, at a rate of nearly 40 percent almost all that's a reason for abstinence,” says a young woman from errachidia a man from. The commercial opens with young, ethnically diverse americans giving reasons why they are not registered to vote: “i haven't found the time,” “i don't like politics,” and, naturally, “old people go out and do that for us” the commercial then shows a doritos vending machine which reads, “have you registered. In new york city's times square, sandwiched between both campaigns' election night headquarters, some young voters struggled — and failed — to hold back tears as they watched republican donald trump, who was supported by only 37 percent of millennials, elected president of the united states.
This may sound a bit strange coming from a thirty-one year old, but there is a cult of youth in this country we see it in almost every aspect of our culture politics is no exception this being so, expect to hear plenty of angst about young people not voting in this year's election some of it will come from. Unlike presidential contests, america's mid-term elections do not seem to inspire many people in 2012 fully 59% of registered voters turned up at the polls for the presidential election but two years earlier just 42% bothered to cast their votes in the 2010 mid-term elections, and this year's turnout may be. This story is part of the new boom series on millennials in america millennials are not getting much love from politicians this year the big reason for that is low expectations for turnout among young voters back in 2010, the last midterm election, fewer than a quarter of voters ages 18 to 29 showed up at. Rick edwards tells me that seeing young people accused of apathy is one of his pet hates, as only one-fifth of non-voters say they are not interested in politics “ the other reasons that people give for abstaining are not having enough information, not feeling represented by any of the parties or candidates.
It's preposterous for anyone to say that politics isn't relevant in their lives because they truly do have a place in nearly every aspect of our lives my parents always say that if you don't vote in an election, you can't complain about the individual or their opponent when one is elected because you did not use. Because young people have not yet formed the habit of voting, they're more likely to need strong reasons to make the effort to go to the polling station 21-year- old daniel taylor, a fellow sunderland university student who skipped the polls in 2015, said: “i think my main reason for not voting was because. These votes helped swing the election: in 2016, 18- to 29-year-old voters comprised more of the electorate than those 65 and older how did this happen based on my research and others' on generational differences, i see five primary reasons 1 millennials are not the uniformly liberal and democratic.
Comparing white millennial voters and non-voters suggests that a large portion of millennials who did not vote in 2016 were registered voters and do not change over time due to future mobilization efforts by candidates and parties or for other reasons may have important implications for future elections. There's no question that this election will come down to an incredibly narrow margin, and which way it goes will ultimately depend on who bothers to show up young people don't have the luxury of leaving the voting to someone else, because, quite frankly, we're it there are over 69 million millennials in.
Of course, more people of all ages vote in presidential-election years, so there's serious potential for that number to rise circle identified 124 million young voters who were registered in 2014, but didn't cast ballots mobilize enough of them, in enough swing states, and you're talking about the power to. Only half of them were registered, or planned to register, to vote still, these seventeen- to twenty-year-olds hardly fit the stereotype of apathetic, uninformed millennials the reasons they cited for not going to the ballot box were complicated, ranging from their immigration status to the failure of election procedures to adapt to.
Tyler summers, left, who said she probably would not have voted, is enticed to update her address so she can vote in virginia's election after prompting and more americans are active in new forms of political action such as political consumerism (buying or not buying a product for political reasons), and. But the impact of this change will be muffled if millennials continue to vote at much lower rates than their elders, particularly in midterm elections like 2018 though millennials are on track to soon surpass baby boomers as the largest generation of potential voters, experts caution that because of their lower. So, the election is approaching and you're a boomer many of the issues that will have a direct impact on you — social security, medicare, government pensions — are likely to be affected by who wins the presidency you're certainly going to vote, but you're frustrated because your adult children may not. Latino/a millennials in our survey did not support hillary clinton at the same rate as other youth of color in the 2016 election this trend, we believe, helps to explain clinton's underperformance with 20 because there are so few respondents of color who intend to vote or are leaning towards voting for.