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Youth Voter Apathy Imperils Democratic Control of Senate

America’s young adults, who twice helped propel President Barack Obama to victory at the ballot box, are mostly planning to stay home in this year’s elections.

A survey by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics shows that young adult voters in the U.S. are less motivated than at any time in at least 14 years, with fewer than one-in-four saying they’ll definitely cast ballots in November’s midterm congressional races.