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Elections 2014 Wrap-Up: Voter Turnout

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Nationally, only thirty six percent of Americans eligible to vote did so in the recent elections.  Not since the start of World War Two has turnout been so low. Here in New Hampshire, results were much stronger, but, still, many eligible voters did not participate. We’ll explore what’s behind this seeming voter malaise.

GUESTS:

  • Michael McDonald - associate professor at the University of Florida who specializes in American elections. He runs the United States Elections Project.
  • David Scanlan - Deputy Secretary of State for New Hampshire.

CALLOUTS:

  • Peter Levine - associate director for Research at the Tisch School at Tufts University and an expert on the youth vote.
  • Susan Carroll - Senior Scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.
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