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Saturday, March 7, 2015

American Voting Rates Low

During Obama's speech in Selma, he criticized Americans' apathy towards voting.  This article provides data on how the US compares to other countries in voter turnout rates among the voting-age population.  The US rate is 54.6%, and Uruguay is in the lead at 97.1%.  The article also has data on US voting rates based on race.  It would be interesting to see data on the percentage of registered voters to compare with the US voting rate.


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