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In this file photo, President Biden poses for a photo with the Students Demand Action group after speaking at the National Safer Communities Summit at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Conn., June 16, 2023. Young voters could be key to Biden's reelection prospects as he campaigns for a second term. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Left to right: Ka'Marr Coleman-Byrd, Deasia Sampson and Shelly Zissler, some of the undecided voters Morning Edition spoke to in the Detroit area. Elaine Cromie for NPR hide caption

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State Representative Abraham Aiyash speaks at a "Vote Uncommitted" rally on Feb. 25, 2024 in Hamtramck, Mich. Sylvia Jarrus for NPR hide caption

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On primary day, young Michigan voters are leading call to be 'uncommitted' to Biden

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Young voters focus more on issues than candidates in 2024 presidential election

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1,000 "Dark Brandon" signs were placed around Miami ahead of the third Republican Debate in Miami last November. Jason Koerner/Getty Images for DNC hide caption

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Meme-ifying 2024: how some young organizers are working to get their peers engaged

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Anti-war activists protest outside of the White House during a pro-Palestinian demonstration asking for a cease-fire in Gaza in Washington on Nov. 4. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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In a tale of two protests, a stark divide among young voters on the Israel-Hamas war

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President Biden takes a selfie with supporters during a rally in New York ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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TikTok returns to the campaign trail but not everyone thinks it's a good idea

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Vice President Harris speaks about the victims of the mass shooting in Monterey Park, Calif. in front of a makeshift memorial at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio on Jan. 25, 2022. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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People rally to end fossil fuels in New York Sunday ahead of the 78th United Nations General Assembly and Climate Ambition Summit. Leonardo Munoz/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Young people think climate change is a top issue but when they vote, it's complicated

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Visitors look upon the White House as the U.S. flag flies at half mast following a school shooting in Nashville, Tenn., last March. Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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John Wahl, 37, is the youngest GOP state party leader in the country. He also runs a business as a butterfly farmer in Athens, Ala. "This is me, the chairman of the Alabama Republican Party, in his natural habitat," he told NPR during a visit to his butterfly farm. Quentin Renard Gunn for NPR hide caption

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This butterfly farmer wants to strengthen the Republican Party's hold on Alabama

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C.J. Pearson of Georgia, Alyssa Rinelli of Wisconsin and Brilyn Hollyhand of Alabama are working to help the Republican Party mobilize more younger voters. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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From left to right: Former Vice President Mike Pence, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley during the first Republican presidential primary debate in Milwaukee on Wednesday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Climate change made it in the GOP debate. Some young Republicans say that's a win

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David Hogg speaks to gun control advocates during the March for Our Lives rally in Washington last year. Hogg first became a national organizer after a mass shooting at his high school in Parkland, Fla., more than five years ago. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'We're not just voting. We're also running.' David Hogg launches young candidate PAC

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Former President Donald Trump dances on stage at the Turning Point Action conference on July 15. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Young conservatives board the 'Trump Train' to 2024

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Left to right: Larry McCallum, Reagan Bunch, AJ Jacobs, Trinity Locklear, Kayla Tran, Bryson Hyman Eamon Queeney for NPR hide caption

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Rural voters lean red, young voters lean blue. So what's a young, rural voter to do?

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Matthew Grover (center) of NextGen America talks with young voters Kate Browning (left) and Jack Borg as they sign a pledge promising to vote near the Milwaukee Public Market on Saturday. Kayla Wolf for NPR hide caption

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What's on the minds of young voters in Milwaukee? A lot

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Former Georgia House Democratic leader Stacey Abrams (center) and "rising stars" in the Democratic Party speak during the second night of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday. Democratic National Convention via AP hide caption

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