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In 2008, President Obama carried the state of North Carolina in large part because of young voters. Nearly 70% of voters aged 18-25 who voted in the 2008 General Election voted for the President.
But since 2008, although North Carolina saw a net gain of nearly 100,000 registered voters, among youth registrants, there was a loss of nearly 50,000 voters. And of these young voters that are no longer registered, nearly 80% of them were registered democrats. This, according to a new study from Tufts University.