Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Young Voters at the Pima County Democratic Party Election Night Victory Party

Posted on Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 7:56 PM

I spoke to a couple of UA students at the democratic party at the Marriott about why they leaned toward voting for Obama. Social issues, such as LGBT rights and women's rights, and better environmental policies definitely stood out.

Hunter Wilson, 23, graduated the UA with a master's in teaching. He said one of the biggest reasons he voted for Obama was because his views on the LGBT community and women issues are very modern and realistic. "Romney's views on LGBT rights and abortion are stuck in the 1950s," he said. "His stand is just not realistic." Wilson also said that he doesn't believe Romney's proposal to better the economy. "Romney doesn't have a good economic plan at all."

Then I spoke to Brooke Hamilton, 21, a UA environmental science major. She said environmental policies were definitely a huge influence in her vote. "Romney has a complete absence of climate change policies."

Wilson and Hamilton said younger voters are more likely to go for Obama. Both of them are confident this will reflect on the polls, giving Obama the much desired win.

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