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Youth vote soars near record numbers

Nov 06, 2018 - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The much vaunted youth vote, heralded by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students thrust into the spotlight after a shooting at their school, is indeed coming out in record numbers - but then, so is everyone else.

Voters age 18 to 29 are about 17 percent of total registered voters in Florida. But according to University of Florida political science professor Daniel Smith, with roughly half of young voters having cast a ballot so far, the age group makes up 8.2 percent of the ballots c...