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Nearly Half of Pre-Registered California Teens Reject Both Republicans And Democrats

Mercury News-

As political turmoil in Washington and a drumbeat of school shootings have spurred activism among young people, there are growing signs that they will be backing up their voices with votes — and are already reshaping California’s political map.

An analysis released Tuesday by the Democratic data firm TargetSmart found that primary election turnout this year among 18 to 29-year-olds in California jumped 9.6 percent from 2014, the last midterm election. That was the second-highest increase of any state in the country.

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