2018 midterms turnout — a look back at which groups have been more likely to vote and what that means

2018's midterm election brought an estimated 113 million Americans to the polls, the highest total for a non-presidential election in U.S. history. As we continue to look at the demographics from exit polls, a look back at past voter turnout and a test of the hypothesis that the more the class bias in voter turnout is skewed toward the rich, the more likely we are to see income inequality, and less likely to see egalitarian legislation.

This article, "Tom Perkins Is Winning: the Rich Already Vote More," was originally published in February 2014 and appears in talkingpointsmemo.com.

Read more in William Franko, Nathan J. Kelly and Christopher Witko’s “Class Bias in Voter Turnout and Income Inequality,” Auburn University, University of Tennessee, and University of South Carolina, November 2013.