Voting records regularly show that people over 65 vote in the highest percentages while young adults are least likely...

Ryan on June 29 at 01:58AM

This one kills me, even after i know the answer is A

E still seems like the best answer, how are "young adults" and people 65 and older placed into sub-generational stages? and how is E not a MUCH better answer.

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Ravi on June 29 at 08:33PM

@Deke,

Happy to help. Let's look at (A) and (E).

(E) says, "overlooks the possibility that voting patterns among age
groups will change in the future"

(E) is tricky, but it doesn't actually overlook this possibility. The
argument in the stimulus is entirely in the present tense, and it
argues that citizens are presently becoming more disconnected from
politics. It doesn't act as though these circumstances couldn't
change. Voting patterns continuing to change in the future is totally
consistent with the stimulus, so (E) is out.

(A) says, "compares an early stage of one generation to a later stage
of another"

(A) pick's up on the questionable reasoning in the argument. The
people who are now in the over 65 group were at one point in the young
adult group. Thus, even if these folks are the most likely to
participate presently, they might have been the least likely to
participate at another point in time. Therefore, it isn't fair to
compare how these people are voting now with the young adult group of
the present day. This is why (A) is the correct answer choice.

Does this make sense? Let us know if you have any more questions!