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  1. voting by mail
    Making Voting More Convenient May Help Democrats After AllCensus data shows that Democratic-leaning younger voters benefited from more flexible voting arrangements in 2020.
  2. vision 2020
    Trump’s Closing Message to Seniors: I Don’t Care If You Die“It affects elderly people,” Trump said of COVID. “It affects virtually nobody.”
  3. vision 2020
    Polls: Biden Maintains Electoral College Lead, But It’s FragilePolls show a slightly eroding Biden lead nationally, but he’s in great shape unless the margin falls below 3 percent.
  4. inequality
    No One Should Be Surprised That America Abandoned the Elderly to Die132,000 Americans have lost their lives to the pandemic. Almost 40 percent of them lived in nursing homes or assisted-living communities.
  5. vision 2020
    Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Force Texas to Let Non-Seniors Vote by MailTexas Democrats had a novel argument based on the 26th amendment’s ban on age discrimination in voting. But the Supreme Court’s not ready to go there.
  6. vision 2020
    The Coronavirus May Be Turning Generational Voting Patterns Upside DownBiden’s looking good with his fellow seniors, but Trump’s doing better than expected with younger voters, and the pandemic may help explain it.
  7. vision 2020
    Trump’s Coronavirus Response May Be Turning Off Older VotersJoe Biden’s strong standing among seniors could be politically fatal to Republicans. Trump’s focus on reopening the economy is making them nervous.
  8. vision 2020
    Old Folks Like Biden, and That Could Really Matter in NovemberDemocrats last won over-65 voters in a presidential election in 1996. Biden gives Democrats a shot at building a coalition of seniors and millennials.
  9. vision 2020
    Here Are the Red States That Limit Voting by Mail to Trump–Approved GroupsIt’s becoming the GOP party line that the procedure should be limited to seniors and military folk. Some places already follow that rule.
  10. vision 2020
    How Bernie Lost MichiganSanders fell short of his 2016 performance in this crucial state in no small part by losing the white working-class voters he won against Clinton.
  11. vision 2020
    Democrats Should Make 2020 Into a Referendum on ‘More Socialism for Old People’The GOP needs seniors’ votes but is ideologically incapable of meeting their needs.
  12. vision 2020
    Will Old Folks Stick With Joe Biden?There’s a dynamic that could undercut his exceptional popularity among seniors, across racial and gender lines.
  13. the republican party
    The Republican Party Has an Older Voters ProblemAs our retirement crisis deepens, the GOP will have a harder time balancing its opposition to social spending and reliance on elderly voters.
  14. 2018 midterms
    Even Old Folks Trended Democratic in 2018The Democratic future depends on young and minority voters and college-educated women. But many seniors vote, and more of them are voting Democratic.
  15. 2018 midterms
    2014’s Electorate Showed Up to the 2018 Election. But It Voted Differently.Exit polls from the pro-Republican 2014 and pro-Democratic 2018 elections show similarly shaped electorates, but a change in public opinion.
  16. Seniors Are More Conservative Because the Poor Die OffSometimes older voters aren’t just naturally more conservative. It’s just that wealthier and whiter people tend to live longer and healthier lives.
  17. California Property Tax Initiative Could Be Another Boon to GOP TurnoutA Realtor-backed ballot initiative expanding property tax loopholes for homeowners over 55 could drive turnout among Republican-leaning voters.
  18. America’s Views on Abortion Are Undergoing a Generational ShiftFor the first time in many years, it looks like a new generation of Americans is significantly more inclined toward pro-choice views.
  19. Is That a Democratic Tsunami Taking Shape for 2018?More and more signs are cropping up suggesting a historic beatdown of the GOP in the next midterm election.
  20. A Big Part of Trump’s Movement Will Soon Literally Die OffWhile Trump’s base includes plenty of working-class voters, a large number are senior citizens well into retirement.
  21. health carnage
    Health-Care Reform Will Increase Health-Care CostsOnly by $311 billion, though. We’re serious, it’s not that much.
  22. health carnage
    Known Health-Care Expert Sarah Palin Invited to Testify in Albany New YorkDespite the fact that …
  23. For Seniors, Lunchtime Trumps Health CareRepresentative Weiner discovers that chicken marsala is the real priority.
  24. neighborhood watch
    Ruthless Bubbes in Dreidel SmackdownCutie-pies from four senior homes compete today in the Dreidel Championship.