AP U.S. Government 3.4 Political Beliefs and Behaviors

AP U.S. Government 3.4 Political Beliefs and Behaviors. Which presidential election had the highest voter turnout?

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political opinions and it's election day We just could click

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like on a bunch of online post by a witty

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bumper sticker Or we could actually vote well what a

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crazy thought Right Well was voter turnout the highest during

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the presidential election in a nineteen ninety six Well actually

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ninety six had the lowest voter turnout in the last

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half century is only forty nine percent weighed in on

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clinton v dole Seems like people weren't too interested in

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bill and bob's Not so excellent adventure And we have

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crazy high voter turnout during steven nineteen Seventy two presidential

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election Uh seventy two nixon Yeah he carried a whopping

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five hundred twenty electoral votes which was way more impressive

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than the fifty five percent easily voter turnout Good thing

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nixon never squandered the public's Good faith Right Ok how

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was voter turnout in de two thousand was pretty low

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Actually at about fifty percent give a few obor people

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had voted well Maybe the supreme court wouldn't have been

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so supremely involved in the outcome No thanks for leaving

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us hanging chad All right what about e two thousand

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eight Well the o eight election was pretty solid with

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a fifty seven percent turnout but that election made the

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record books for who was elected Not how many people

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voted which means the presidential election with the highest voter

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turnout was the nineteen sixty national voter turnout is roughly

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correlated with a political science term called dreamboat How else

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would we explain a voter turnout of sixty three percent

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in nineteen sixty with a dreamy john f kennedy on

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the ballot Let great hair though the correct answer is

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b back in the nineteenth century voter turnout was even

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higher reaching all the way to eighty one percent when

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lincoln was elected in eighteen sixty But then again things 00:02:10.92 --> [endTime] weren't exactly civil during that election were they