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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: HerbertMountainDew
the average person's vocabulary is relatively narrow.
Nearly 139 million Americans voted this year, according to the United States Elections Project. This sets a new overall record, surpassing the all-time high of 132 million Americans who voted in the 2008 contest between Barack Obama and John McCain.
While election officials are still tabulating ballots, the 126 million votes already counted means about 55% of voting age citizens cast ballots this year. That measure of turnout is the lowest in a presidential election since 1996, when 53.5% of voting-age citizens turned out.
Through the first 12 primaries of 2016, combined Republican turnout has been 17.3% of eligible voters – the highest of any year since at least 1980. Democratic turnout so far is 11.7% – the highest since 1992, with the notable exception of the extraordinarily high turnout in 2008.
originally posted by: DJMSN
well...that's not true...of course depending on the Source used. the turnout for the 2016 vote surpassed 2008 election numbers according to:
What is true and without argument is that not enough people vote period. Those numbers show about 60% of the total population not voting at all...a shame really in what is supposed to be the bastion of freedom