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Young Voters Helped Biden Win. Now They Need Him to Dig Them Out

  • Americans under 35 are 23% poorer than three decades ago
  • Low interest rates widen wealth gap, Deutsche Bank says
Joe Biden Campaigns In Western Pennsylvania One Day Before Election

Photographer: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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Joe Biden wasn’t the candidate of choice for young Americans in the Democratic primaries, but they overwhelmingly supported him in the general election.

Now their economic futures rest in the hands of the president-elect, who will be the oldest person ever to serve in that office when he takes over on Jan. 20. Former President Ronald Reagan, the previous record holder, was a few weeks away from his 78th birthday when he left office in 1989; Biden turned 78 on Friday.