Voter indifference by the young sounds death knell to progress

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July 5, 2016 - 12:00 AM

A sobering phenomenon about the recent referendum in Great Britain was the low turnout by those who will be most affected by the break-up — the young.

While voter turnout was high, at least by U.S. standards, at 67.5 percent, the largest majorities were those either in or nearing retirement age.

Only 36 percent of those 18 to 24 voted, compared to 83 percent of those 65 and older.

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