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Experts believe Gen Z vote kept the red wave at bay

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The midterm elections are usually a chance for the electorate to push back against the party of the sitting president. However, the results of this year’s midterm showed differently, and many experts believe that it may due to the Gen Z vote.

Sixty-three percent of voters between the ages of 18-29 voted Democrat. This has caused some Republicans to suggest raising the age to vote to 21. Over half of those in this generation see gun violence as the biggest problem in the United States.

Generation Z — colloquially known as Gen Z — is predicted to be among the largest voting bloc by 2024.

What do the voting habits of Gen Z look like? What could they look like in two years? Was their vote the reason we didn’t see a ‘red wave’? What issues matter most to Gen Z voters?


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*This interview was recorded on Wednesday, November 16.

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