Mega-colleges become battlegrounds to register, win over millennial voters – By OANN Newsroom (OANN) / Nov 18 2019
With the 2020 general elections just under a year away, the country’s largest college campuses are becoming a battleground to lure in new voters. As Democrats look to reclaim the Senate and the Oval Office, they have started undertaking a slew of measures to hopefully win over voters between 18 and 29-years-old.
“Now we’re seeing more than ever in the past is how many young Americans are engaging in American politics and current events,” said Christianne Allen, a columnist for The Daily Caller. “In 2018 midterms, younger voters outvoted older generations.”
As the nation saw during the 2018 midterm elections, these efforts aren’t lost on the youth which saw a 79 percent rise in voter turnout since 2014. This time around, student activists have taken notes on how they can attempt to win over Democrat and conservative voters alike.
Back in 2016, the presidential race between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump came down to just thousands of votes in states with mega-colleges. This includes Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and — most notably — Arizona. Issues quickly arose after Clinton secured the Democrat nomination over Sen. Bernie Sanders.
When she failed to make a single visit to Wisconsin in the months leading up to the election, would-be-Democrat voters seemingly voted for Republican candidate Donald Trump instead. While she did lead her opponent among voters under thirty, Clinton would still lose Michigan by a mere 23,000 votes with Green Party candidate Jill Stein taking 31,000 votes as well.
File – Voters make their marks during the first day of early voting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on October 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Sean Krajacic)