Friday, October 5, 2012

One Month Until the Election... Does Anyone Care?

We are only one month away from selecting the next president of the United States. So, we hit the campus to see what students had to say.
“I honestly didn’t know there was an election this year, until May,” said Sydney Henry.
A majority of Americans want their voices to be heard by their vote, but some students may not want the same.
“I want to have a hand in who is going to run our country, because it’s our country,” said Jenny Brooks.
Others feel that they don't have a voice in the selection process.
“I don’t vote because of the Electoral College," said Samantha Curington. "If they feel threaten, they will vote for who they think will be better for them.”
“I don’t have enough information about either one of them,” said Cindy Fox, a student. “Honestly, your vote doesn’t count anyways, so why even bother. Unless something changes and I get more information, I don’t plan to vote.”
Some indiviuals may want to come across as they if the presidential election is of no concern to them, but they still prefer one candidate over the other.
Kevin Jones, a student, who is not yet registered to vote, said “I don’t really care (about the election), but I would prefer Obama over Mitt Romney.”
Remember, if you plan to vote in this year’s presidential election you will need to register 30 days before the election, and this year that date is Oct 9.
Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 12:20-1:15 p.m., in Mattox 104, please join Political Science Professor Lenz for a lecture and a discussion on the disturbing similarities of the two presidential candidates and the silencing of third party voices. 

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