There has been a rise this century in the frequency with which presidents get sworn into office even if they have not received the most popular votes.
Even though the second edition of Fault Lines in the Constitution is just out, we’re addressing the issue of gerrymandering again because, apparently, the answer to the question we posed over two years ago is “nope.”
A major reason that’s given to justify lowering the voting age is that people who start voting when they’re young will stay politically active throughout their lives.
The United States has one of the lowest voter-turnout rates in the world
Until 1971, Americans couldn’t vote until they were twenty-one years old. The Twenty-sixth Amendment lowered the age to eighteen. But, why not, say, sixteen? Or, even younger?
States differ a lot in regard to their requirements, if any, for civics education and whether kids even learn about the Constitution.