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Who the hell are the non-voters at a time like this? An Insider investigation

Posted On: Oct 22, 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Who the hell are the non-voters at a time like this? An Insider investigation

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The 2020 presidential election is one of the most divisive in modern US history. Despite the coronavirus pandemic continuing its surge across the country and Republican efforts to restrict and undermine voting, turnout is expected to reach historic highs this fall. Early voting and new registrations have already reached record levels.
But there are millions of Americans - nearly 100 million in 2016 - who won't be casting their ballots this fall. With the election dominating headlines and consuming the attention of a nation, we wanted to know: who?
It turns out non-voters are hardly a monolith. Business Insider conducted a series of polls and identified a number of characteristics that define this subset of citizens. For some, the threat of exposure to coronavirus poses too big a risk. Others said they faced obstacles in registering to vote or getting to the polls, while another subset indicated religious objections to voting. And many conveyed a general disillusionment or disinterest...

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