Marty Wattenberg

Unsurprisingly, no one is more ambivalent about participating in elections than young people. Martin Wattenberg, a political scientist at the University of California, Irvine, who has studied the youth vote for decades, argues that Hillary Clinton was defeated in 2016 because she couldn’t get enough of the young people who did vote to back her. Younger voters, he explained, always have the lowest turnout rate in any election. 

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