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Sunday, May 16, 2021

More members of the millennial generation and Generation Z voted in the 2020 presidential election than in any prior election, according to several studies of the electorate that have taken place in recent months. And for the first time in American history, a majority of eligible voters under the age of 30 cast a ballot in an election.

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"Basically 40 percent of the electorate are essentially Gen Z and millennials and some young Xers in there," said John Della Volpe, director of polling at the Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics who helped the Biden campaign survey younger voters. "They are replacing the Silent Generation and the Baby Boomers. For every one of those who are exiting the electorate, they are being replaced by someone more progressive."

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This should scare the living crap out of rwingers, Trumpers or not.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2021-05-16 11:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The GOP is worried but it should be frightened. Nationally they are probably less than fifty percent of the elecorate. The country has changed. Voter supression, gerrymandering and a small but stable group of evangelical Christians is pretty much all they got left.

#2 | Posted by SLBronkowitz at 2021-05-17 06:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"...stable group of evangelical Christians."

LOL!

It's a paradox!

#3 | Posted by Angrydad at 2021-05-17 07:47 AM | Reply

This should scare the living crap out of rwingers, Trumpers or not.

You act like they are going to be voting stupid liberal forever. They will get older, and wiser, and start voting Republican. It's a fact and it always happens.

Young children grow up and some may even act like it.

#4 | Posted by boaz at 2021-05-17 08:25 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

Hilarious! Boaz thinking he's the one that's mature!

I got tears from laughing!

#5 | Posted by YAV at 2021-05-17 08:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's a fact and it always happens.

And yet Joe Biden is president.

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-05-17 08:53 AM | Reply

"Young children grow up and some may even act like it."

Yup.

Look at all the hippies from the 1960s. Most went on to become the staunch capitalists that have shaped the world we live in today.

When Snoofy says that, since 1975 practically all gains have gone to the top 20% of households...that's because those hippies decided to do something with themselves.

#7 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-05-17 09:14 AM | Reply

I think what may change this would be if the Biden Admin offered "unemployment" benefits put in place under COVID indefinitely.

If the value of your labor earns you less than $32k per year, you make more on the current employment benefits that you would if you are working.

If Biden could lock down those voters under those conditions, it would be a pretty big win.

There is no more secure a vote than one that is bought.

#8 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-05-17 09:16 AM | Reply

I don't think most are liberal, but they don't like to be lied to.
That's the reason they vote "anti-republican."

#9 | Posted by bat4255 at 2021-05-17 09:35 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"You act like they are going to be voting stupid liberal forever. They will get older, and wiser, and start voting Republican. It's a fact and it always happens."

Us Gen Xers aren't exactly kids, same with the millenials.

"Young children grow up and some may even act like it."

Yep, children who grow up and learn sharing is better and treating others with care and respect become liberals. Children who are selfish crybabies become conservatives.

#10 | Posted by dibblda at 2021-05-17 09:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

-This should scare the living crap out of rwingers, Trumpers or not.

Corky, you of all people know that there is a significant number of "puritopians" out there who have this unrealistic high bar set for democrats and when they fall short, these folks become disillusioned and disengaged.

This leads to them sitting home on election day. The GOP counts on this.

Maybe this trend is truly changing but I wouldn't count my chickens yet..........

#11 | Posted by eberly at 2021-05-17 09:59 AM | Reply

"When Snoofy says that, since 1975 practically all gains have gone to the top 20% of households...that's because those hippies decided to do something with themselves."

Do what, exactly?

What did they do that was able to dramatically change the dynamics and trajectory of household income distribution?

And obviously they didn't just do it to themselves. They managed to do it to other households too.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-05-17 10:27 AM | Reply

Also, that's not me saying that.

I am quoting the Central Intelligence Agency.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-05-17 10:29 AM | Reply

#8 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

I keep seeing everyone post that people on unemployment make more sitting at home. Well, that has not been the case for my husband. He was put in a dangerous situation by his employer one too many times, always took pictures, and finally quit over it. Filed for unemployment while looking for another job. Submitted all the documentation for the safety concerns this employer had put him through over the last year including the one where he quit. They supposedly "approved" the claim, but all payments show "pending". This was for February and March. April he started a new job and submitted that information to his case. He was told from the beginning that since he was not off work due to covid he would not get the increased unemployment benefits, and would only get Idaho's normal maximum payment, but we havent seen ANY of it. Unemployment payments are not preventing people from working. Low wages and sh**ty employers are.

#14 | Posted by justagirl_idaho at 2021-05-17 10:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I keep seeing everyone post that people on unemployment make more sitting at home."

Maybe if you worked part time or earned minimum wage, you made more. But only because of the extra $600 a week COVID-19 payments. That more than doubles the benefit. On unemployment you typically get a lot less. Without covid money The California maximum unemployment check is $450/week. Which is less than you'd make at a minimum wage job at $13 or $14/hr.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-05-17 10:41 AM | Reply

"If the value of your labor earns you less than $32k per year, you make more on the current employment benefits that you would if you are working."

If your business model can only provide $32k per year per employee, that's your fault for having a bad business model.

Why should the employees suffer because you're bad at business?

???

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-05-17 10:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#15 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

My post went to show that only people off work DUE TO COVID are getting the additional amount. Plus unemployment is only paid for so many weeks and you lose it as soon as your employer reports they recalled you to work. Unemployment payments are not keeping people from looking for work.

#17 | Posted by justagirl_idaho at 2021-05-17 10:53 AM | Reply

I'll have to check my records. I think at first I wasn't getting the extra $600 because I was laid off before COVID was a thing. But when I re-upped, I started getting the extra.

It's also a state by state thing. No doubt, Republicans think making it harder on those already suffering helps them.

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-05-17 12:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They will get older, and wiser, and start voting Republican. It's a fact and it always happens.

Not with the current trajectory of the Republicans.

#19 | Posted by jpw at 2021-05-17 01:42 PM | Reply

and learn sharing is better

Why is this only said by the person who is the one on the receiving end of the "sharing"?

#20 | Posted by boaz at 2021-05-17 02:08 PM | Reply

Young children grow up and some may even act like it.
#4 |

The GOP sure AF doesn't act like grown ups.

#21 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2021-05-17 02:08 PM | Reply

Why is this only said by the person who is the one on the receiving end of the "sharing"?

#20 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Because the inequality being addressed was caused by those folks being the only ones who have shared?

#22 | Posted by jpw at 2021-05-17 02:20 PM | Reply

Most young voters are liberal. Unfortunately, many go to the dark side as they get older,

#23 | Posted by jakester at 2021-05-17 04:21 PM | Reply

See? Trump did have a positive effect on the younger generation. He motivated millions of young people to get off their ass and vote. Not even Reagan or GWB were able to achieve that. Doesn't matter that he motivated them by being so repulsive and racist that it was loathing, not enthusiasm, which has inspired them.

#24 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-05-18 01:36 PM | Reply

"If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty, you have no brain."

Winston Churchill

#25 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-05-18 02:02 PM | Reply

"There is nothing government can give you that it hasn't taken from you in the first place."

Also Winston Churchill...but also not true.

Should read:

"There is nothing government can give you that it hasn't taken from someone in the first place."

#26 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-05-18 02:04 PM | Reply

^
Just inadvertently crapes all over the "free stuff" trope, but apparently too stupid to realize it

#27 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2021-05-18 03:06 PM | Reply

You act like they are going to be voting stupid liberal forever. They will get older, and wiser, and start voting Republican. It's a fact and it always happens.

Young children grow up and some may even act like it.

#4 | Posted by boaz

That was back before your party was the cult of a moronic fascist criminal con man.

Getting older makes people care more about property taxes, but it doesn't turn you into a fascist.

#28 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-05-18 05:19 PM | Reply

"If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty, you have no brain."

Winston Churchill

#25 | Posted by madbomber

"hold my beer"

Rupert Murdoch

#29 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-05-18 05:21 PM | Reply

"Getting older makes people care more about property taxes,"

Yeah, if they actually pay them.

#30 | Posted by eberly at 2021-05-18 05:23 PM | Reply

MB can't hold Rupert Murdock's beer when his hands are full holding Ayn Rand and von Mises' beer!

You could try to balance it on his pointy little myth-filled head, but good luck with that.

#31 | Posted by Corky at 2021-05-18 06:09 PM | Reply

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