MADISON, WI — In response to Joe Biden’s victory in the Badger State, NextGen Wisconsin issued the following statement.
“Young Wisconsinites understood that Joe Biden will fight for the issues they care about most, and they turned out at higher rates to earn him the win,” NextGen Wisconsin State Director Christina Carvalho said. “Climate action, student loan debt forgiveness, and healthcare coverage were on the ballot this year. This election will be remembered as the moment a generation found its voice in politics, and will alter the political landscape of the Badger State changed forever.”
In the state where young voters were staked to have the greatest impact on their election results, Biden’s victory must be attributed to enthusiasm in voters ages 18-35. Higher levels of turnout in youth-dense counties like Dane, were critical to securing Biden’s victory. Turnout was positively influenced by young voters taking advantage of absentee voting, which is projected to have more than doubled among both 18-29 and 30-39-year-olds.