U.S. midterm elections haven't drawn a majority of voters since the early 20th century.
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U.S. midterm elections haven't drawn a majority of voters since the early 20th century.

With American politics more polarized than ever, most Americans have at least one thing in common going into midterms: they tend to stay home on Election Day. In fact, as NPR political reporter Asma Khalid has found, midterm elections have not drawn a majority of voters to the polls since the early 1900s. She set out to find out why.On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott speaks with Asma Khalid.

Khalid joined us on the line from Troy, Michigan with the stories of people she met around the state and their reasons for not voting
 
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