8 million fewer people voted this time around. That’s a 7% drop from 2008. I’d like to think many of those people realized how useless it is to vote.
Turnout Steady in Swing States and Down in Others, But Many Votes Remain Uncounted – NYTimes.com
In many of the states where the campaigns focused most of their attention, more people voted than in 2008. Turnout is likely to have declined in many non-battleground states, however.