"In close races, the big margins from young people, from youth of color, from young Latinos, can be really influential," Alberto Medina, CIRCLE’s communications lead, told NBC News.
On Here & Now, Journalist Rachel Janfaza cited CIRCLE data on young people's participation and impact on the 2022 midterm election.
"Young people absolutely did have a role in preventing that red wave from materializing as it was predicted to," said CIRCLE's elections coordinator Ruby Belle Booth.
“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.
Ruby Belle Booth, CIRCLE's elections coordinator, said this year's election represents "a continuation of high civic engagement" among young people in recent years.
Data from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University suggest 27 percent of young voters turned out.
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“I think it’s very clear that young people are more than a constituency for the Democratic Party,” said CIRCLE deputy director Abby Kiesa. "They are the base of the Democratic Party."
CIRCLE, which studies young voters, also found in analyses of exit polling data that 89% of Black youth and 68% of Latino youth voted for a Democratic U.S. House candidate.
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“We think this is emblematic of the different ways that young people are leveraging their political power and civic engagement in recent years,” said CIRCLE's Alberto Medina