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Monday, December 28, 2009

Election History from 12-28-2009

In 2008 we had a turnout of 131 Million People to the voting booth. 50 years ago we had only 62 Million show up to the election of 1956 between Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson. This was actually a high percentage of the workforce compared to the population size versus today. In 1956, 66 million people were of working age(equally negate the 16 start age), per a population size of 110 million. In 2008, 154 Million people were of working age, per a population size of 233 million.

In 1956 we had a 93% turnout based on working age people, and in 2008 we only had an 85% turnout.

These percentages of course are less when people from the military and retired people added to the count.

The closer election battles lie in the 1800s with 1824 and 1876 standing out in the crowd.

Almost 7 billion people in the world. Where are we all going to go?

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