Los Angeles Times
According to CIRCLE data, sixty two percent of young voters supported a Democratic House candidate. This implies that the youth made a difference to the Democratic Party's outcome in this election.
A series of analyses from CIRCLE found that 77% of young Latinos who voted in the midterms support gun control and 89% believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases.
From Georgia to Pennsylvania to Wisconsin, in races that came down to slim margins, young voters turned out in droves for pro-democracy candidates. And, according to CIRCLE at Tufts University, those candidates prevailed because of it.
Inside Higher Ed
“Young people have made it very clear that they are here to stay as an electorate, regardless of who’s on the ballot,” said Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, CIRCLE’s director.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
According to Abby Kiesa, deputy director of CIRCLE, a major factor in the increase has been the work of organizations that arose after 2014 to try to improve campus voting rates.
"Outreach, contact, investment in these states was higher," said CIRCLE deputy director Abby Kiesa about key battlegrounds. "So it's not surprising that voter turnout is higher in these states."
An analysis of the 2018 midterms by CIRCLE found that young women turned out in greater numbers than young men, and that more of them voted for Democrats in that election.
The New York Times
Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, the director of CIRCLE, said the youngest members of the 18-to-29 group had been driven to embrace politics in a way their elders had not.
“In many states youth overcame changes to election laws that posed direct barriers to participation and a lack of strong and continued investment in youth registration,” said our director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg.