User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


53° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Politics

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Young Voters Talk Lack Of Election Excitement

October 29, 2012, 10:39 PM by Brady Mallory

Young Voters Talk Lack Of Election Excitement
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

It will be just the second time Augustana senior Allison Nass gets to vote, but she is already over it.

"I feel like my vote won't change a lot.  There are some things I take strong stands on.  I do want to make sure my vote is included," Nass said.

It is not that Nass, a nursing major, or her friends are not interested in the election and voting.  However, she said there is a big difference about how young voters view this election versus the election in 2008.  Some students said the candidates just are not as exciting or creating as much hype. 

According to a Gallup poll, 58 percent of registered voters 18 to 29 say they will "definitely vote" this fall.  That is 20 percent less than in 2008.  19-year-old Quinn Jacobs says a lot of that has to do with President Barack Obama.

"Obama was kind of new.  Unlike any other candidate had seen up until then.  He just had this energy," Quinn Jacobs said.

Jacobs, an English major, said four years in the White House may be Obama's biggest drawback. 

"I think it's our fault, really.  All politicians make promises, and he did, but people thought he could change the world," Jacobs said.

Nass says both Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have good qualities, but says the buzz words like "hope" and "change" aren't as influential this time around.

"With this election, I don't feel like there is that campaign.  We're not going to change things as much as we're going to keep working on this economy and working on that budgeting," Nass said.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View politics

You may also like

Obama: US Misjudged Iraqi Army, Militants' Threat

9/28/2014 4:08 PM

President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants and overestimated the a...

Full Story
Official Says Holder Resigning As Attorney General

9/25/2014 9:59 AM

Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning after heading the Justice Department for six years.

Full Story
James Traficant, Convicted Ex-Congressman, Dies

9/27/2014 2:51 PM

A former Ohio congressman who lost his political career after being convicted of taking bribes and kickbacks has died. James Traficant was 73.

Full Story
Secret Service Chief Resigns Amid Security Lapses

10/1/2014 2:39 PM

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid security lapses at the White House.

Full Story
Two Former U.S. Senators Discuss Partisanship

10/1/2014 10:41 AM

Former South Dakota U.S. Senator Tom Daschle (D) and former Mississippi U.S. Senator Trent Lott (R) will participate in a moderated discussion on how ...

Full Story


Events