This piece I published in the Virginia Mercury takes a data-centric look at why Millennial voters overwhelmingly favor Democratic candidates:
“Republican candidates in recent Virginia statewide elections went all in on a bet with little actuarial upside. They hoped that by hammering on issues that riled up older, mostly white voters they could pull out wins in an increasingly diverse state.
The problem? Not only did they lose the elections, they’re about to lose the future, too.
Data from exit polls during the past three elections shows Republican candidates dramatically underperforming among young voters in Virginia, which suggests grim long-term prospects for the state party.”