Flooding? Apparently, in Kentucky, it’s regarded as a flood when half the potential voters stay home: While the 2018 midterm elections did record an unusually high turnout by U.S. standards (far surpassing 2014’s 36.7 percent turnout, which marked a 72-year low), it was still only 49.3 percent of eligible voters. Most developed countries do much better. Pew Research Center last year pegged U.S. voter turnout at 26th among 32 democratic nations, trailing such countries as Spain, Canada, Greece, Israel and Estonia. Estonia!