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Posts published in “Day: July 3, 2006”

Gray power

The Oregonian story about low voting turnout among people in their 20s and 30s didn't really hit - "young people don't vote, dog bites man, yada, yada" - until we got to this graph well down in the story:

"Oregonians in their 20s and 30s outnumber Oregonians in their 70s almost four to one. But people in their 70s, with a turnout rate of 69 percent, cast more votes in May's primary election than all 575,000 registered voters ages 20 to 39 could muster."

That's dramatic.