All Politics Is Turnout -- and Enthusiasm Is Key

By Michael Barone - June 18, 2009

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Many psephologists -- derived from the word for pebbles, which the ancient Greeks used as ballots -- study who wins and loses elections. Lately, I've been looking more closely at turnout. For we live, though most psephologists haven't stopped to notice it lately, in a decade of vastly increased voter turnout. Turnout in our presidential elections has risen from 105 million in 2000 to 122 million...

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