Election date looms large on campus

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Olivia Griffin, Staff Reporter

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For some students, 2012 will be the year that they will finally get to have their voice heard in the country’s presidential elections.

“I’m following the election pretty closely this year, because I will be able to vote,” senior Anna Libey said.

While some students have been interested in politics for years, others are learning about the election through classes.

“I am following the election this year, just because of my Government class,” senior Jacob Henserling said.

However, some students will not be visiting the voting booths this November.

“Unfortunately, I will not be voting this year, because I missed the cutoff by a few months,” senior Shea van Schuyer said.

Senior Tom Campbell, who will be voting for the first time in a couple of weeks, will be supporting Romney, because of the candidate’s economic goals.

“I like [Romney’s] five-pillar tax plan, starting with creating new jobs and supporting small businesses,” Campbell said.

Despite the strong Republican presence in the area, some students are supporting this year’s Democratic nominee, current president Barack Obama.

“[I will be voting for] Obama, because I agree with his stances on welfare and immigration,” Libey said.

Though the Republican platform appears to be the dominant political philosophy in the area, nationwide, the candidates are neck-and-neck in the race to the White House and there will not be a clear winner until all election day.