Young People: You Didn’t Vote, And Now You Protest? | Inter Press Service

Bernie Sanders’ run was based on 2 million votes from the 19-24 age group – voters who basically abandoned the elections after his loss in the primaries. Young people’s abstention rate, close to 67 percent, made the Millennials equivalent to the Silent Generation, and lost its demographic advantage. Millennials had a favorable view of Sanders at 54 percent, against 37 percent of Clinton. Just 17 percent of young people had a positive view of Trump.Had only millennials voted, Clinton would have won the election in a landslide, with 473 electoral votes to Trump’s 32.

Source: Young People: You Didn’t Vote, And Now You Protest? | Inter Press Service