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Key Issues For Young Voters In November Election
KAMR-TV ^ | June 19, 2012 | Sarah Hurwitz

Posted on 06/19/2012 9:05:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Joy Garcia is just one of the young Panhandle voters that's worried about the future. Unemployment topped the list with young voters I spoke with, but that's not the only issue that came up.

Marla Pacheco says, her issue is about human rights.

"One thing that would have to be on my mind would be gay rights. You know if you take out the church, which is the whole reason why it is not legal, which the whole separation of church and state, then it should be legal."

For Robert Gore, it's about city development.

"Public transportation. If you don't have the money to get somewhere via gasoline and motor vehicle then you cannot anywhere.

Michael Garnett says, his candidate needs to stick to what's fundamentally right.

"If I were to vote for somebody the person would actually adhere to the constitution you know not forsake it, just follow it." At this point, it's tough to name a solid candidate they'll side with for president.

"Probably towards Republican side there's some issues that I agree with as well as some that I don't. But that's the way with I guess every party," Garnett said.

"More towards Obama, I would say that Romney. I mean there's just more proof behind what Obama does that what Mitt Romney has done," young voter, Steven Solis said.

Some research polls suggest, and we found it to be true, that some young voters really aren't interested.

"I really haven't paid that much attention to it. So I don't know how much good would come of it for me to vote," Pacheco said.

In 2010, a Pew Research poll found only 31 percent of those under 30 were giving a lot of thought to the elections. Only 45 percent were definitely going to vote.

But that doesn't discount the 18 percent of all voters that made an impact in the last election.

"It's going to be a tough decision," Garnett said.


TOPICS: Texas; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2012; homosexualmarriage; obama; romney
Who will make them register and go to the polling place?
1 posted on 06/19/2012 9:05:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This article is proof that we need to raise the voting age to 50.


2 posted on 06/19/2012 9:43:51 PM PDT by Former War Criminal (Who am I? Why am I here?)
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To: Former War Criminal

Some have suggested that we go back to property owners or only allow veterans to vote. Why should welfare recipients, for instance, be able to vote themselves more money, as it were?


3 posted on 06/19/2012 9:57:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Former War Criminal

Or more realistically- at least 25, unless you own real property or actually pay federal income tax (net contributor).


4 posted on 06/19/2012 10:05:56 PM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Key Issues For Young Voters In November Election

Question One: Would you like a job with more stability and prestige than waiting tables or asking total strangers if they'd "like fries with that"?

If so, vote for Romney.

Question Two: Would you like a job at all?

If so, vote for Romney.

Question Three: Would you like to live as a parasite until you're 40 in the home of your parents with a stunted social life other than OWS protests?

If so, vote for Obama.

So simple, even Joe Biden can figure it out.

5 posted on 06/19/2012 11:04:26 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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