In red California, Democrats struggle to win young voters amid a ‘sea of gray hairs’

The younger-generation vote has proved elusive for Democrats in conservative parts of California.
The younger-generation vote has proved elusive for Democrats in conservative parts of California.
(Illustration by Ryan Johnson / For The Times)

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Hailey Branson-Potts is a Metro reporter for the Los Angeles Times who joined the newspaper in 2011. She grew up in the small town of Perry, Okla., and graduated from the University of Oklahoma.