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Massacre at Parkland School Has Spurred Youth Vote

A report by the firm TargetSmart shows that after the massacre of 17 people last February at the hands of the author confessed Nikolas Cruz in Parkland, Florida, the registration of voters between 18 and 29 years has increased by 2.16%

Students participate in a national protest against gun violence in front of the Capitol in Washington DC, United States.

The registration of voters between 18 and 29 years old has increased in several key states in the US after the slaying recorded in high school Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, in South Florida, as reflected in a study released this Thursday.

A report by the TargetSmart analysis firm shows that after the slaughter of 17 people last February by the author Nikolas Cruz, nationally, voters in that age group have increased 2.16% since then.

The study shows that in key states such as Pennsylvania, where a seat is in the federal Senate and several in the lower house, the increase was over 16 percentage points since in the months after the massacre the registration of new Young voters jumped from 45.2% to 61.4%.

Similar increases have been seen in states such as Florida, the scene of the massacre and where registration of young voters rose by 8%, as well as Arizona (8.2%), Virginia (10.5%), New York (10.7 %). %) and Indiana (9.9%).

The signature TargetSmart, of democratic tendency according to some means, studied the information of the registry of new voters in 40 states of the country and the results of the report allow presage “the greater impact that the young voters can have in the next midterm elections and in the Presidential elections, “he said in a press release.

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