While pundits on all sides parse the closely fought 2020 election results, one result is clear: Democracy won. At least 150 million Americans voted. Of America’s voting-age population, 72% cast a ballot-the highest voter turnout since 1900, when President William McKinley defeated the populist orator William Jennings Bryan.
But, since then, voter turnout has steadily declined, dropping below 54% in 2012. In 2016, the United States ranked near the bottom (30th out of 35) of developed countries in voter participation. In 2020, however, the U.S. would be in the top 10.
In the lead-up to this…
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