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Dissecting the millennial voter in the 2016 election

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Voters cast their ballots at Echo Park Deep Pool in Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 8, 2016. Maya Sugarman/KPCC

Millennials turned out in droves for President Obama in 2012, but that wasn’t exactly the case for Hillary Clinton in this election.

True, most millennials did come out for Clinton, but a notable sub-segment also went for either one of the third-party candidates, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein.

To help us understand the role the millennial generation played in this year’s election are Bloomberg writer Polly Mosendz, and San Diego State University’s Jean Twenge.

Guests:

Polly Mosendz, reporter at Bloomberg news who recently wrote a piece titled “What This Election Taught Us About Millennial Voters

Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University whose areas of focus includes the millennial generation. Her books include “Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled--and More Miserable Than Ever Before” (Free Press, 2006);  She has recently written a piece on the millennial voter and the election

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