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The difference between old and young (voters)

Note to candidates and campaign managers: If you’re going after voters in the upcoming election, you may want to target seniors early and hit the Gen Ys after Halloween. At least in Spokane County.

That’s one of the conclusions of a new study by Eastern Washington University’s Kevin Pirch, who analyzed last year’s voting patterns and found some things that go against the conventional wisdom.

“I was kind of surprised,” said Pirch, an assistant professor in the Government Department. “I kind of assumed older voters would hold on to their ballots longer.”

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