Wisconsin Public Radio
According to CIRCLE, young voters gave Evers "extraordinary support" with 70 percent of the vote versus 28 percent for Republican challenger Tim Michels.
CIRCLE’s analysis of AP VoteCast data and election results from other news outlets suggests that Gen Z voters and millennials were pivotal in deciding the most competitive elections.
Young women, especially women of color, are much more Democratic than young men, according to Tufts University’s Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement.
The National Desk
CIRCLE's Alberto Medina says that, by not talking to youth, the Republican Party is "also not hearing from them and getting valuable input from young people on what they want to see from the Party.”
“I think that this is a shift that’s happening in young people seeing their power within a political system,” said CIRCLE elections coordinator Ruby Belle Booth.
The Boston Globe
Gen Z’s actions indicate “that they really want to have a role and say in making change in their communities and in this country,” said Abby Kiesa, CIRCLE’s deputy director.
CIRCLE deputy director Abby Kiesa offers comprehensive commentary on youth voting in 2022, implications for the next presidential election, and for the future of youth civic engagement.
Another analysis conducted by the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, found young Hispanic American voters under the age of 30 gave more support to Democrats on Election Day compared to young white voters.
The American Prospect
Ruby Belle Booth, CIRCLE’s election coordinator, points out that young people step up when they know their vote matters: 16 percent of the young people who voted in the 2021 runoff had not voted in the November 2020 election, including 23 percent of Black youth.