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Published On: Mon, Sep 5th, 2016

Many Young People Will Vote in the Presidential Election

The 2016 presidential election will be one of the most important elections in the history of the United States. Many people realize the significance of this election. The person who is eventually elected president will have to deal with some very important issues that will have a huge impact on this country for many years to come. This is why many young people who were previously not interested in politics are registering to vote specifically to take part in this historic election. Here are a few of the main reasons why young people are registering to vote in very high numbers ahead of the 2016 United States presidential election.

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1. The next president might need to appoint as many as four people to the Supreme Court.

The four years that will comprise the term of the next American president will possibly be a time of great change in terms of the members of the Supreme Court. Justice Antonin Scalia died in early 2016. The age of other members of the Supreme Court makes many people believe that some may die or retire while the next president is still in office. This means that the next president will have the power to shape the ideology of the Supreme Court for the next generation. Needless to say, the appointments that will be made to the court are hugely important and young people want to have their say about who will be making them. Many young people have said that their children will eventually be impacted by the decisions that will be made by people who will soon be appointed to the Supreme Court. Therefore, they want to do their part to make sure the right people are making the decisions that will shape this country for decades to come.

2. They want to be a part of history.

Young people who have little or no interest in politics are subjected to a great deal of political discussions on social media. This has helped to pique their interest about the upcoming election. They know that this election is special and there will probably not be another one like this in their lifetime. Therefore, they are taking the necessary steps to register to vote so their voices will be heard on election day. Senator Mike Crapo has applauded the youth of the nation for becoming involved in the election. Crapo believes it is the responsibility of every American to vote.

3. Social media is drawing young people into the political discussion.

Countless young people spend many hours each day chatting with their friends on social media. They also read many of the articles that are posted on the various social media platforms. These sites have brought the 2016 presidential election directly into the smartphones and tablets of young people. These are people who have most likely never watched one second of the political talk shows that are on every Sunday morning. However, these political discussions have become interesting to young people because they are in a forum that they frequently use to chat with their friends. Social media is the perfect place for young people to be exposed to a large amount of information all in one location. They can also discuss what they have read with other users.

Guest Author: Lolita Di
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