US election: Concern over low participation among youth

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    Young voters in the United States have the numbers to decide an election, but that rarely happens. Their turnout was particularly average in the primaries. But that was before the police killing of George Floyd, which sparked nationwide protests for racial justice. Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reports from Minneapolis on how that event could affect this year’s presidential election. –

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