Lesson from 2022 election: Young voters turn out for abortion issue, fall off in general election


Any momentum that young adult voters achieved in 2022 peaked during the August primary when the abortion amendment was on the ballot, but faded three months later when their political muscle weakened in the general election.

Young voters - the demographic most likely to oppose the Value Them Both Amendment - turned out in a wave last August that contributed to the measure's overwhelming defeat at the ballot box.

But just three months later, young voters had already receded into the shadows of Kansas electoral politics when they could have potentially influenced the outcome in narrow races for state attorney general . . .


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