- The 2016 presidential election — and its outcome — may have given plenty of Americans a new sense of urgency when it comes to civics.
- But a new study projects that 40 million Americans who voted last year will likely not show up at the polls for the 2018 midterms.
- And that two-thirds of those “drop-off” voters will be millennials, unmarried women and people of color.
- The report, just out from the Voter Participation Center and Lake Research Partners, “Comparing the Voting Electorate in 2012-2016 and Predicting 2018 Drop-off,” notes that many of those expected not to cast a ballot next year live in key battleground states like Arizona, Nevada, Florida and Ohio. Read more (7/21/17)