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News To Know: 50+ Voters Deliver, As Usual
By Dave Goldstein, November 10, 2008 09:42 AM
With all the talk of younger voters changing the face of this election, it is easy to lose sight of the bottom line in this year's Presidential Election. Despite the emphasis placed on the youth vote coming out to support Obama, statistics show that it was the 50+ crowd that actually delivered President-Elect Obama the win. While it is true that the youngest voting demographic did grow slightly in this election, 50+ voters made up over 40% of all voters. In fact, this age group delivered was largely responsible for Obama's wins in battleground states such as Colorado, Pennsylvania and Florida amongst others. I am certainly glad people are paying attention to the youngest voters as they are the future of our democracy; they just need to remember who really brings home the bacon.