Baby boomers have traditionally held the balance of voting power and while they still hold about 35% of all
votes cast in the last American election, they no longer the majority of voters according to Courthouse News. The analysis shows that Millenials and GenXers cast 69.6 million votes in the 2016 US election which was good enough to make the majority of total votes cast (total: 137.5 million). Baby Boomers will still enjoy voting supremacy but since they’ve ‘peaked’ they do not have the long-term voting pull that Millenials will have, they are not expected to hit their ‘peak’ for another 19 years.
“Millennials are likely to be the only adult generation whose number of eligible voters will appreciably increase in the coming years” says Richard Fry who is a senior researcher at Pew Research Center.
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