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People 65 and up accounted for 25 percent of the electorate, while voters 18 to 34 accounted for 23 percent.
But now, the one working to drive a wedge between the conservative grassroots and the rest of the electorate is the Republican president of the United States.
In order to get the matter on the ballot in the next general election — November 2018 — backers must gather the signatures of at least 4,217 Vista voters, which is 10 percent of the electorate.
In Britain, just 27 percent of the population (37 percent of the electorate) voted to leave the E.U. last year and there is now a consensus among opinion polls that a Brexit referendum held today would be won by the Remain side.
That's lower than the typical election cycle primary that attracts more than 30 percent of the electorate.
The Venezuelan government said 8 million people, or nearly 42 percent of the electorate, voted Sunday, a figure forcefully disputed by Maduro’s opposition and independent observers, who estimated fewer than half as many ballots were cast.
Senate Republicans have spent the past week blatantly abusing parliamentary procedure in order to force through legislation that is opposed by most of the electorate.
But for a man whose appeal to his electorate was in part based on his entertainment value and his unpredictability, a predictable Twitter feed may start chipping away at a base that can’t afford to get much slimmer.
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: the people who can vote in an election
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