Tallulah Fontaine

117 Million People Didn’t Vote in the 2016 Presidential Election

To mark the one-year anniversary of the 2016 election, VICE Impact will feature facts that illustrate a broken electoral system in America, and how the nation can do better.

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Nov 8 2017, 8:30pm

Tallulah Fontaine

The 2016 Presidential election inspired a lot of passion on both sides of the aisle, but despite how strongly Americans felt about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump it didn’t make much of a dent in voter turnout.

Approximately 117 million registered voters didn’t vote in last year’s presidential election. Also, CNN confirmed that voter participation dropped to a historic low in the past two decades with only 55 percent of Americans going to the polls.

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