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In the United States 18-29 year olds make up roughly 25 per cent of the electorate, yet in 2012, they cast 6.5 per cent of the votes.

There's an old saying about history being made by the ones who turn up, so let's explore the hypothetical.

Taking a look at historical voter turnout in US elections, the 18-29 year old demographic turned out far less than others in 2012, a trend that has been strong for a number of elections.

However, annual state-by-state population estimates from the US census bureau suggest this demographic makes up roughly a quarter of the electorate - this can vary on a state-by-state basis, of course.

In addition, exit polls suggested that this demographic were in favour of Clinton over Trump by 55 per cent to 33, (12 per cent voted other).

A point of interest has been what millennials could do to the election results - this survey by surveymonkey has gathered particular interest, despite the unreliability of online polls.

It will be very hard to answer this question until the Federal Election Commission releases the full election results dataset, until then we're all stabbing in the dark a little with exit polls. We thought we'd add our attempt.

So what would happen if millennials were the only ones to have voted in the election?

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