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Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux (@ameliatd) is a writer and editor based in Chicago. Her work has been published in a variety of outlets, including National Journal, FiveThirtyEight, and New York Magazine.
(CNN)Every election cycle, as candidates traverse the country with messages carefully tailored for every possible cross-section of the population, there's at least one voting bloc that's consistently ignored: people with disabilities. It's a puzzling oversight, given that by some measures, more than one in five Americans has a disability, a number that will only continue to grow as the baby boomers age.