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Age, Guile, Etc.

October 29th, 2008 - 12:14 pm

It ain’t over till it’s over:

Analysts have predicted that new voters, young voters and Hispanic voters will turn out in record numbers in this election. But as Nevadans continue to flock to the polls, turnout among those three groups is lagging, at least in the early going.

While turnout statewide was nearly 25 percent through Sunday, it was just 20 percent among Hispanic voters, 14 percent among voters under 30 and 15 percent among those who didn’t vote in the last three elections, according to an analysis of state early voting records through Sunday prepared by America Votes, an organization that works to mobilize voters.

It might be time to stop using Gallup’s new math for “enthused” and “youth” voters and go back to the original formula.

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