Who Elected Our President? A Generational Review of 2020 General Election Results
Who Elected Our President? A Generational Review of 2020 General Election Results
Virtual Presentation
Judith Tavano, M.A., SHRM-SCP, SPHR
November 19, 2020
12:20 – 12:55PM EST
On the morning of November 9, 2016, Americans who went to bed early the night before, woke to the starting fact that the 45th President of the United States was not who they thought it would be.
A number of factors contributed to this surprise – not the least of which was the then generational composition of the voting electorate.
According to the Pew Research Insitute, the Millennial generation accounted for 30% of the 2016 electorate, but only 23% of the vote. Gen Z, barely into their late teens in 2016 and less than 5% of those eligible to vote, cast 2% of the vote. Meanwhile, Boomers plus surviving Traditionalists cast a combined 49% of votes. Add, Gen X, and the total 40+ vote in the 2016 election topped out at 65% of votes cast.
Join us on November 19, 2020, as Judith Tavano, founder of TRAINIQUE, LLC and a long-time generations scholar as she examines the results of the 2020 general election through the lens of generational voting participation.
Will young voters step up and eclispse older voters? Or will they sit the election out and let their parents and grandparents choose our leadership? It remains to be seen.
Judith Tavano Bio/Introduction
Judith Tavano, has been studying generational dynamics, diversity, and theory for the past 20 years. She has seen the Boomers age, Xers struggle to find their place, Millennials distrupt, and Generation Z, our Post Millennials, rise up and find their voice. Over the past several months, Judith has begun studying the most recent (yet-to-be-named) generation and how the 2020 pandemic will shape their lives as they mature.
Judith is a a graduate and post graduate of Simmons University, Boston, a long time human resource professional and consultant, a retiree of the University of Arkansas, a nationally recognized generations scholar, an active advocate for veterans in the workplace, and the daughter of two extrodinary members of the Greatest Generation.
Judith Tavano, M.A., SHRM-SCP, SPHR