Just the Facts – Women voters

Contributed by Olga Vanucci.

  • November 2, 1920, was the first election in which women from every state were allowed to vote, following the ratification of the 19th amendment on August 18 of that year.
  • In 1920, 36% of eligible women turned out to vote, compared with 68% of men. The low turnout for women was partly due to other barriers to voting, such as literacy tests, long residency requirements and poll taxes.
  • In every presidential election since 1980, the proportion of eligible female adults who voted has exceeded the proportion of eligible male adults who voted.
  • In 2016, 63% of eligible women and 59% of eligible men voted.
  • In 2016, 54% of women voted for Clinton and 39% voted for Trump.
  • Biden is leading in the polls among female registered voters by 59% to 35%.  Don’t count on the polls!  
  • https://www.whenweallvote.org/ … we win.

Sources:  https://cawp.rutgers.edu/sites/default/files/resources/genderdiff.pdf

and

https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2018/08/09/an-examination-of-the-2016-electorate-based-on-validated-voters/ and

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/13/politics/biden-women-voters-analysis/index.html

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