Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on the Issues at Stake During Midterm Elections: ‘These Are Life-and-Death’

Midterm elections never seem to garner the same kind of attention presidential elections do—in fact, voter turnout is roughly 20% lower. There are a number of hypotheses that attempt to explain this stark difference, though the most obvious answer might be that midterms simply aren’t as sexy as presidential races. With several candidates to keep track of, news coverage tends to be more localized and less salacious. 

Another popular theory: Low turnout can be chalked up to the myth that voters believe they can’t truly make a difference at a local level. But the midterms arguably matter even more than presidential elections. That became abundantly clear this year after numerous state leaders seized the opportunity to enact near-total abortion bans after the fall of Roe v. Wade. 


您的电子邮箱地址不会被公开。 必填项已用 * 标注