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# Voter turnout is the percentage of eligible voters who cast a ballot

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Voter turnout is the percentage of eligible voters who cast a ballot in an election. US has seen a trend of increasing voter turnout in most states since 1960s until the most recent 2008 presidential election. Much of this analysis is predicated on voter turnout as measured as a percentage of the voting-age population. California has the highest voting-age population as compared to any other state in US. However, while the voter turnout in California was lowest from 1972 till 1980, it shot up right after 1980 and has been increasing since then.

Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain the change between the voter turnout from 1972 till 2008 in California?
A The total voting age population was highest between 1960 and 1972.
B Between 1972 and 2004 US saw an overall increase in eligible voters.
C A considerable voting-age population in California was nationalized (made citizens) in 1980, and since then this population has been turning up in great proportions to vote.
D After 1980 Govt. of California has steadily attempted to increase the rates of voting among young people by initiating programs such as MTV’s "Rock the Vote" and the "Vote or Die“.
E In California the voter turnout in Presidential Elections is almost always more as compared to General Elections.

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11 Jan 2018, 19:48
Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain the change between the voter turnout from 1972 till 2008 in California?
A The total voting age population was highest between 1960 and 1972. out of scope(We focus on California.)
B Between 1972 and 2004 US saw an overall increase in eligible voters. out of scope(We focus on California.)
C A considerable voting-age population in California was nationalized (made citizens) in 1980, and since then this population has been turning up in great proportions to vote.(Because people were nationalized, the
" Denominator = total people" should increase;therefore the fraction decreases.)
D After 1980 Govt. of California has steadily attempted to increase the rates of voting among young people by initiating programs such as MTV’s "Rock the Vote" and the "Vote or Die“.(Maybe the way can work.maybe not )
E In California the voter turnout in Presidential Elections is almost always more as compared to General Elections. out of scope

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