In 2016, only nearly half of young Americans under the age of 30 turned out to vote, voting overwhelmingly for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. In the duel between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, winning their vote remains a crucial issue. From Minneapolis (Minnesota) to Nashville (Tennessee), via Phoenix (Arizona), six photographers asked them about their intentions.
Arizona is a state in full demographic growth, which sees an affirmation of the Latin vote, more in favor of the Democrats. This republican stronghold thus became this year a swing state, that is to say a state whose electorate can “switch” (swing), making his vote decisive for the November 3 result.
Tennessee has one of the lowest voter turnouts in the presidential election: only a third of young people voted in 2016. The state has voted largely Republican since 2000, and it elected Donald Trump 60%.
Pennsylvania, which surprised by switching to Trump with barely 40,000 votes behind, could be the key state in this election, thanks to its 20 top voters. In 2016, only 46% of those under 30 participated in the poll.
The last time a Democratic candidate won Texas was in 1976. But the demographics in this state, one of the youngest in the country, are changing rapidly: more and more young graduates of various origins are living there. .
In this state where Donald Trump narrowly lost in 2016, 55% of young people voted. The death of George Floyd, an African-American suffocated in May in Minneapolis under the knee of a white policeman, has mobilized hundreds of thousands of people around the Black Lives Matter movement. A wake-up call for many young voters.
Only 36% of young people mobilized in 2016 in the richest and most populous state of the country, which is also the one that receives the most immigrants. In fact, half of young Californians are immigrants or children of immigrants.
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