More than a week before the election, data showed that at least 7 million voters between the ages of 18 and 29 have already voted, compared to 1.9 million in the age group who voted in 2016. "With a week of early voting (when the data is collected) and election day in Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Arizona and Montana, young people have already cast at least half as many votes as they did in the last total presidential election," he said the Tufts University Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) reported.
The number of first-time voters has increased significantly this year. According to NBC News Decision Desk and TargetSmart More than 20% of early voters across the country are people who didn't or couldn't vote in 2016. "While early turnout shattered all records, the most telling statistic is the number of ballots cast by voters who did not in 2016," Tom Bonier, CEO of TargetSmart, told NBC News. "These are the voters who will determine how the 2020 electorate will differ from Trump's victorious coalition in 2016." He added that these new voters are not only younger and more diverse, but also more likely to vote democratically – and he was right. The data compiled by CIRCLE showed that the majority of young people in more than 30 countries supported Biden with double digits.
NEW – YOUTH VOTE STATE BY STATE: We have data on how young people voted in over 30 states. In almost every state they endorsed Joe Biden, often with large double-digit margins. And in two states (GA and VA) teenagers made up more than 20% of all votes! https://t.co/BkVQDVmfXJ
– CIRCLE (@CivicYouth) November 4, 2020
The story that young people don't care is long gone. Young people appear in large numbers and expect change. Do not you believe me? Go to Twitter and see for yourself. As well as sharing why they voted, young people encourage others to do so too.
Fortunately, we've put together some posts below from the hashtags #youthvote and #firsttimevoters.
Young people vote with MILLIONS and we haven't even had an election day. We seize our power and make our voices heard.
Thank you for staying with us in this battle. If you haven't already, don't miss this moment. VOTE before polls close tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/sZAavcUAYD
– NextGen America @ (@NextGenAmerica) November 3, 2020
"When our nation learned from our previous election that every vote matters, I exercised my right to vote to make sure my voice was heard and to improve the future of this nation," said Harris Khan, a Pakistani American New Jersey, across from Daily Kos.
“As a first generation American, I was reminded of the sacrifices my parents had to make to get to the US all my life. Despite the Cheater Syndrome I face, I know I am every opportunity The vote in this election was particularly important to me because I am actively shaping the future of our country, "Ashley Ramcharan, an Indian from the state of New York, told Daily Kos.
“This year I was fortunate enough to practice for Congressman Paul Tonko (NY-20). That experience gave me a glimpse into a campaign and enabled me to build connections. I have been criticized by conservative family members, but I think that only fueled my resolve, ”she added.
"… all people, regardless of their birth, have the right to live, to work, to be and become themselves, whatever their visions can combine to make them. This is America's promise!" ~ The American Adventure First # FirstTimeVoter #VOTE pic.twitter.com/jYuGqvfDWN
– Gabe's Imagination (@ Disneyman2021) November 3, 2020
My cousin, daughter of immigrants, is voting for the first time! She is only 18 years old and is casting her vote. Your parents, Tíos and cousins like me who can't vote yet, and I totally cry al # alientovotes
cc: @AlientoAZ pic.twitter.com/p8QiqzKbK0
– Reyna can't choose | VOTE @ (@ReynaEMontoya) October 12, 2020
With the millions of young people voting before and during the elections, there are many more stories to tell. Visit Twitter and see for yourself the overwhelming number of young Americans hoping for change and a better future.