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Increase in young Floridians registered to vote post-Parkland shooting, analysis finds
The number of young people registered to vote has surged nationwide since the February massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, according to a recent analysis of voter registration data in 39 states.
The TargetSmart analysis found there was a significant increase in Florida and other “key battleground races” in the number of youth – people between ages 18 and 29 – registered to vote, which the analysis found may have serious impacts on November’s mid-term election.
The spike in voter registration comes on the heels of a grassroots movement to address gun violence issues, said the release.
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