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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Streetalk: How does it feel to be a first-time voter?

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Stanton: Very exciting. Instead of just griping about what these people are doing in office, I can actually vote. And then I can talk about it because I put my two cents in the election. Now that I voted, I feel like I’m entitled to talk about the president and the election altogether. I can understand if you don’t vote because you don’t want to do jury duty, but other than that, you don’t have the right to complain because you didn’t actually go out and vote.

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Mallory: I’m not really concerned with the issues of our country right now. I’m just going to come out and say it. A lot of youth are concerned with bigger things. I’m not voting. It’s not my responsibility. I look at people on a one-to-one level instead of looking up to the leaders. I’m just going to leave it up to the majority, which is why we vote in the first place. I’m not going to try to pretend to care about something that I don’t, even if everybody around me does care.

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Christopher: I had convictions in my early life. I can’t vote now. I would like to vote. I’m in between Hillary and Obama. I would like to express how I feel. It’s highly unjust I can’t vote. A lot of people have been through the situation I’ve been through. The situation I was placed in was wrong. I still had a choice, but it was things I had to do to feed myself, to feed my family. I’m not really agreeing with the Republicans so I wanted to check out on my Democratic candidates and give them a shot.

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