GOP wouldn't have lost if it hadn't've been for those meddling kids

According to Young Democrats of America, the youth vote was a huge boost to the Democratic victory:


Young people increased their share of the overall electorate last night to 13%, up from 11% in 2002. In states like MT, it was as high as 17%. Additionally, according to CNN exit polls, young people voted for Democrats with an impressive 60% to the Republican 38%. For other ages, it was a 51% Democrat and 47% Republican split. Young people giving Democrats a 10% advantage over other age demographics follows trends we saw in 2004.
Here's the breakdown:
Total Democrat Republican

18-29 60% 38%

30-44 53% 45%

45-59 53% 45%

60 and Older 51% 47%

For those who didn't get the memo on 2004, young people did come out to vote then as well, despite numerous reports to the contrary.

But the thing that really soils the drawers of Washington conservatives isn't yesterday's pounding, but the fact that America's post-born is very, very young and will be voting for a very, very long time.

*BONUS FACT: Winston Churchill never said any variation of: "if you aren't a liberal at 20 you have no heart and if you aren't a conservative at 40 you have no brain."

In fact, Churchill scholar Paul Addison wrote: "Surely Churchill can't have used the words attributed to him. He'd been a Conservative at 15 and a Liberal at 35!"

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.