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● 25 per­cent of reg­is­tered U.S. vot­ers said they didn’t vote in 2016 be­cause they “didn’t like the can­di­dates or cam­paign is­sues.”

● 15 per­cent did not vote be­cause they were un­in­ter­ested or felt their vote didn’t make a dif­fer­ence.

● 14 per­cent were too busy, 12 per­cent were ill or dis­abled, 11 per­cent cited “other rea­sons.”

● 8 per­cent were out of town, 4 per­cent had reg­is­tra­tion prob­lems, 3 per­cent for­got to vote.

● 3 per­cent had trans­porta­tion prob­lems, 2 per­cent said polls were open at “in­con­ve­nient” hours.

Source: A Pew Re­search Cen­ter anal­y­sis re­leased Fri­day, based on U.S. Cen­sus Bureau “Cur­rent Pop­u­la­tion Sur­vey, Nov. 2016.”

● Hoots and hollers to jharper@wash­ing­ton­times.com

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