Sporadic Environmental Voters Could Turn Red States Blue

"A new report from the Environmental Voter Project claims to have identified a hidden voting bloc in nine states: low-propensity environmental voters."

"Just over half a year after the last federal election, Nathaniel Stinnett is already looking forward to the next midterm and even to next month, when Detroit will hold its mayoral primary. Stinnett is the founder of the Environmental Voter Project (EVP), which just published a new report showing the potential of registered voters who list the environment as their most important issue but are unlikely to vote in the 2022 midterm.

There are hundreds of thousands of low-propensity environmental voters (LPEVs) in purple states like Georgia and Arizona, both of which narrowly went for Joe Biden in November, the report said.

These voters turn out in presidential years but then don’t vote in local or mid-term elections. They fall largely in the 18-34 age range and are both more likely to be women and less likely to be white than the general voting population."

Sam Palca and James Bruggers report for Inside Climate News July 4, 2021.

Source: Inside Climate News, 07/07/2021