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A very salient reminder of the importance of Board of Election races.

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The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement’s state-by-state estimates of voter turnout in the 2010 midterms by age group, taken from the organization’s 2010 election fact sheet.

In eight states, fewer than 20 percent of voters ages 18 to 29 showed up to the polls. One of these states was Texas, the second most populous state in the country. Texas has actually long been ailed by lackluster overall turnout. 

In the 2010 election, only 631,178 votes separated Texas’ two gubernatorial candidates. My math, based on 2010 the census population counts for Texas, suggests there were about 4,426,008 Texans between the ages of 18 and 29 at the time. 20 percent of this group—885,201 people—could have easily swung that election the other way.

Also worth noting: overall voter turnout (in all states) among those age 18 to 29 decreased by 1.5 percent between 2006 and 2010.

Maybe let’s change those low voter turnout rates this year.

votein2014:

Welcome to the Vote in 2014 Tumblr. Here you find all manner of interesting things.

Oh, there is a Tumblr too.

votein2014:

Welcome to the Vote in 2014 Tumblr. Here you find all manner of interesting things.

Oh, there is a Tumblr too.

Hi there,

I spent a few hours yesterday making this website imploring people—particularly younger people—to vote in this year’s election. It’s the first website I’ve ever built from scratch.

I created my first ever .gif in Photoshop. Hurray for me.

I created my first ever .gif in Photoshop. Hurray for me.

I mean, duh. Weird that it took someone on the internet this long to articulate the fact that there was a palpable influence.

If Benjamin Button and Darjeeling Limited can get Criterion releases, I believe this should qualify for one.

Oh nothing, I just made a 70-song and four-hour long Spotify playlist of some songs I like for people on Tumblr. 

(It’s mostly culled from past Spotify playlists I made for non-Tumblr audiences, so it wasn’t super time-consuming to create.)

I contain multitudes.

These two lines of subtitles from Lukas Moodysson’s We Are the Best! stuck out to me for whatever reason.

Surprise of the day: Gideon’s Army, Dawn Porter’s extraordinary HBO documentary about the unsung heroics of public defenders in the South, is now available on Netflix Instant. Watch it.

Today in history: June 29, 1989 — President Reagan and then-United Nations Secretary of Refreshment Kool-Aid Man hold preliminary talks on the Oh Yeah Accords.

Today in history: June 29, 1989 — President Reagan and then-United Nations Secretary of Refreshment Kool-Aid Man hold preliminary talks on the Oh Yeah Accords.

Photoshop collage of two completely random images I found while searching “cool” on Flickr Commons.

Very good beginner’s guide for making glitchy imagery.