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  1. More than 70% of the overall U.S. population, about 235.1 million people, will be eligible to vote in the general election in 2020.[i]

  1. The highest voter turnout ever for a presidential election (82.6%) happened in 1876, when Republican Rutherford B. Hayes defeated Democrat Samuel Tilden.[ii]
  1. In the last 50 years the highest voter turnout for a presidential election (61.65%) was 2008, when Barack Obama defeated John McCain.[iii]
  1. California has the highest number of registered voters at 15,690,000, but it has the second-lowest percentage of registered voters compared to its total population (51.9%). Maine has the highest (77.1%).
  1. More than half of US election officials work in jurisdictions with 5,000 or fewer registered voters.[iv]
  1. Los Angeles County, with 5.6 million registered voters, has more voters than Michigan and 42 other states.
  1. Wyoming, the least populated state in America, has the fewest registered voters – just 268,000.

Data compiled from US Census unless otherwise noted.



[iii] ibid


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