While the 2016 and 2020 elections were only four years apart, the voting demographics of the two elections were resoundingly different. Biden bested Clinton's performance in every age-related voting group in 2020, only allowing Trump to gain ground among 30-44-year-olds.How many Americans voted in the 2020 election?
This election had more voters than ever before: Two-thirds of eligible Americans turned out to vote in 2020, with nearly 160 million voters casting ballots — 22 million more than in 2016, and the highest proportion of Americans exercising their right to vote since 1900.How did voter turnout compare between 2016 and 2020?
Voting rates were higher in 2020 than in 2016 across all age groups, with turnout by voters ages 18-34 increasing the most between elections: For citizens ages 18-34, 57% voted in 2020, up from 49% in 2016. In the 35-64 age group, turnout was 69%, compared to 65% in 2016. In the 65 and older group, 74% voted in 2020, compared to 71% in 2016.How many people actually voted in the 2016 election?
More than 74 million people cast votes for Biden and more than 70 million cast votes for Trump. Those numbers will continue to creep up, but it appears that well more than 65% of Americans participated in the election process, according to one estimate.