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  • VOTING RIGHTS AND BEHAVIOR Universal Suffrage and How Americans Vote
  • Universal Suffrage • Everyone in the United States who is at least 18 years old has the right to vote • Applies to all political elections.
  • 2012 Election Demographics • Women – 55% Democrat, 44% Republican • Men – 45% Democrat, 52% Republican • Ages 18-29 – 60% Democrat, 37% Republican • Ages 65 and over – 44% Democrat, 56% Republican
  • Demographics Cont. • Education • Some HS – 64% Democrat, 35% Republican • HS Graduate – 51% Democrat, 48% Republican • Some College – 49% Democrat, 48% Republican • College Graduate – 47% Democrat, 51% Republican • Post Graduate Degrees – 55% Democrat, 42% Republican
  • Demographics Continued • Race/Ethnicity • Caucasian – 39% Democrat, 59% Republican • African American – 93% Democrat, 6% Republican • Hispanic – 71% Democrat, 27% Republican • Asian – 73% Democrat, 26% Republican
  • Amendments • 12 (1804) – Officially set up the Electoral College • 15 (1870) – All men over the age of 21 now available to vote regardless of race • 17 (1913) – Direct election of senators
  • Amendments Cont. • 19 (1920) – Gave women the right to vote • 24 (1964) – Eliminated the poll tax • 26 (1971) – Changed voting age from 21 to 18