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BigVic
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« on: November 09, 2022, 08:20:08 PM »

Elections in the 90s had low turnouts especially in 1996 with just 49.6% voting. 2000 also had a low turnout. A good economy means people arenít interested in politics
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Asenath Waite
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2022, 08:59:18 AM »

Not necessarily, I think that our current political era is just one of higher turnout then that of the 90s. If you go back to the third and fourth party systems turnout was fairly high consistently through good times and bad.
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2022, 05:03:53 AM »

The big feature of the 1990s was the two parties weren't that different, especially compared to right now. That made people more willing to vote third party too and that's why even though lots of people dislike both parties now hardly anyone will vote third party when the stakes are so high.
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2023, 12:13:48 AM »

While it is true that there was a sense during most of the 1990s and 2000s that the two parties weren't that different on the big issues, it's difficult to tease that out as either the cause or an effect of a low turnout environment.     
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