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CANCELED: Myths About Youth Voters

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
4:30 PM to 5:45 PM

Justin Buchler

Justin Buchler

Justin Buchler, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Community Studies Center (formerly Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations)
Room 115

ANNOUNCEMENT: This event has been canceled due to inclement weather.

Download an issue brief describing Buchler’s talk.

Popular lore attributes the results of the 2008 election to a successful effort by Democrats to mobilize youth voters in favor of Obama, leading to speculation that 2012 will turn on whether or not the Democratic Party can repeat its supposed 2008 success. Data on voter turnout and vote choice indicate otherwise. Voting patterns in 2008 were not noticeably different with respect to age than voting patterns in past elections, and young people remain the least likely age group to vote.

Jane Platten
Director, Cuyahoga County Board of Elections

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