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From the Newsletter | The Jewish Vote in the Midterms

Midterm elections are just five days away. For Jewish and non-Jewish voters alike, it’s hard to think of a non-presidential election in recent history that has more riding on it. Will voters, many of them women, turn the election into a referendum on abortion rights? Or on the GOP’s continued embrace of former President Donald Trump’s election denial? Or will the 2022 contests adhere to a more traditional pattern: a judgment on the current president (and the party in power on Capitol Hill)? Jews make up just 2.4 percent of the U.S. population, but their political involvement is robust;  they vote at rates of 80 to 85 percent. (By contrast, the national average for 2020 was between 65 and 68 percent.) In a neck-and-neck election year where a few votes can make a large difference, the Jewish vote...

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