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Sat Apr 27, 2019, 08:27 PM

Younger voter totals do a number on Georgia, elsewhere

Searches for young voters usually take place within the realm of mythical beasts, among the sasquatches, unicorns and Godzilla.

In 2018, however, they walked among us. In lines at polling stations for the midterm elections.

Warning: Many numbers this way come.

Young adults nationally helped power an 11-point surge in overall voting totals in last yearís midterms, compared with 2014 when turnout hit a 74-year low. That comes from data the U.S. Census Bureau released this past week.

Voters between the ages of 18 and 29 upped their game by 16 percentage points. It was pretty simple math: They jumped from 20% in 2014 to 36% in November. The Washington Post called it the age groupís best performance in a midterm since the 1980s.

Read more: https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/capitol-recap-younger-voter-totals-number-georgia-elsewhere/I8oUWjDfkQT61fTDMnONyO/

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