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Election 2014: What's behind voter apathy and low turnout?

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Evelyn Cederbaum and her husband, Stephen, right, cast their votes during the primary election at the Montana Branch Library in Santa Monica. Benjamin Brayfield/KPCC

Voter turnout was low in yesterday's primary election throughout the country, including in California. Numbers from the Secretary of State's office show that only about 18 percent of registered voters participated.

For more on why that turnout was so low, we're joined by Eric McGhee, research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California and an expert on voting behavior and political participation.

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