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Old 10-14-2018, 04:16 PM
 
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Reportedly, Taylor Swift inspired 65,000 people to register to vote following her Instagram post.

Boy, when I became of age, no one had to tell me to register. I could hardly wait to vote. It felt like an exciting step into adulthood.
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Old 10-14-2018, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Reportedly, Taylor Swift inspired 65,000 people to register to vote following her Instagram post.

Boy, when I became of age, no one had to tell me to register. I could hardly wait to vote. It felt like an exciting step into adulthood.
You don't think the fact that it was that close to the deadline to register had anything to do with the uptick???
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Old 10-14-2018, 04:19 PM
 
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I think its the complacency. Everyone’s pretty jaded. Especially given last election asking us if we wanted a turd sandwich or vomit soup..
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Old 10-14-2018, 04:21 PM
 
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Reportedly, Taylor Swift inspired 65,000 people to register to vote following her Instagram post.

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Were they all alive?
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Old 10-14-2018, 04:21 PM
 
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if it can't be done online, the 18's won't pursue it.
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Old 10-14-2018, 04:30 PM
 
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if it can't be done online, the 18's won't pursue it.
It's awful to contemplate, but you may be right.
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Old 10-14-2018, 05:17 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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Reportedly, Taylor Swift inspired 65,000 people to register to vote following her Instagram post.

Boy, when I became of age, no one had to tell me to register. I could hardly wait to vote. It felt like an exciting step into adulthood.
I was the exact opposite. I was interested in learning about politics in college but paying attention to local politics and voting. . . . nope. I was just living in my college bubble.
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Old 10-14-2018, 05:22 PM
 
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Reportedly, Taylor Swift inspired 65,000 people to register to vote following her Instagram post.

Boy, when I became of age, no one had to tell me to register. I could hardly wait to vote. It felt like an exciting step into adulthood.
Me too! The nations' young people shouldn't need a celebrity to tell them to step up and carry the mantle of adult citizenship.

On the positive side, perhaps this will in some small way compensate for the many honest and patriotic citizens who are being unjustifiably deleted from the rolls by Republicans because they fear the voice of the people.
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Old 10-14-2018, 05:29 PM
 
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How do we know that T Swift inspired those people?

Did she also tell them who to vote for ?


That is the scary part that there are so many low information voters out there that get their opinions formed by headlines, snippets of news (fake or not) tweets and what their favorite celebrity tells them.



That is why the legal voting age should be raised to 21 and even then some of those younguns are easily swayed.
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Old 10-14-2018, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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How do we know that T Swift inspired those people?

Did she also tell them who to vote for ?


That is the scary part that there are so many low information voters out there that get their opinions formed by headlines, snippets of news (fake or not) tweets and what their favorite celebrity tells them.



That is why the legal voting age should be raised to 21 and even then some of those younguns are easily swayed.

Yep, take away the voting rights of those under 21. You can get killed fighting a Republican war but we will not let you vote. It's the Republican way to control who votes.
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