YouSpeak: To Vote or Not to Vote
Students discuss issues that matter to them in tomorrow’s midterm elections
Regardless of who wins tomorrow, this election will be remembered for the anger of the Tea Party movement and for the unprecedented expense of some gubernatorial, Senate, and House races. But will all of that money fuel the predicted Republican sweep of the House? Or will young voters emerge in sufficient numbers to stave off a GOP juggernaut? In 2008, voters between the ages of 18 and 29, who accounted for 18 percent of the electorate, overwhelmingly threw their support behind Barack Obama. But history shows us that in midterm elections like tomorrow’s, young voters tend to take a pass.
Wanting to hear whether students are planning to vote tomorrow and about the issues that matter to them in this election year, we ask in our weekly feature, “YouSpeak”: “Do you plan to vote in this year’s midterm elections?”
“YouSpeak” appears each Monday.
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