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Study at Portland State University examined recent mayoral elections in 50 U.S. cities.

Older voters outmuscle younger ones in election clout

Researchers looking at voting patterns in mayoral elections in the U.S. find older voters in Charlotte turn out, while Millennials don’t, giving those 65 and older disproportionate clout. 

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