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Mail-in ballots for the California recall election are processed in Pomona, Calif., on Sept. 9, 2021. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Some states are making it harder to vote, some are making it easier – but it’s too soon to say if this will affect voter turnout in 2022

Thirty-six states have adopted new voting laws since the 2020 election. But it’s not yet clear if these laws will actually affect voter turnout in the 2022 midterms.
From 2001 to 2020, female donors accounted for 23% of all general election contributions in statewide races while men accounted for 77%. Mykola Sosiukin / EyeEm via GettyImages

Women make fewer political donations and risk being ignored by elected officials

Men give more money than women to candidates in high-level statewide elections. Money can equal political influence, so that may lead candidates to be less interested in women’s issues once elected.

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