McDonald’s estimates — based on unofficial or unfinished tallies in many cases — show that in 13 states and the District of Columbia, voter turnout was less than 33 percent. His estimates attempt to filter those who are of voting age but not able to vote, such as non-citizens or current or former felons in states that restrict their voting rights.
While turnout was low overall, it wasn’t universally dismal. In seven states — Minnesota, Iowa, Oregon, Colorado, Alaska, Wisconsin and Maine — more than half the voting-eligible population cast a ballot. Even then, turnout in Minnesota was the lowest in nearly 30 years, according to The Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Turnout was highest in Maine, where 59 percent of the voting-eligible population weighed in.