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Young voters disgusted with Presidential Race

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Many young voters say the 2016 Presidential Race has been more  like a Reality TV Show -- with Clinton and Trump discussing the other candidate's personality flaws instead of their policies.

By this time next week, the next leader of the free world will be named, but younger voters seem less than excited about the political process.

They say it's been more of a blame game than a presidential race.

As presidential candidates make their final push, young voters say people seem disgusted, and they're voting for the lesser of two evils instead of the one who will carry out their best interests.

"I've felt that a little bit with the presidential election itself. Personally, I care more about the down-ballot races. Those are the ones that are going to affect me a lot more on a day-to-day level," UNI Public Policy Student, Cam Draude said.

Draude voted on his 18th Birthday in the last presidential election in 2012, and he said the election process seems to have dramatically changed.

"It's been really frustrating to hear them not talk about policy at all. For me, I care more about the issues than what's going on in their personal lives," Draude said.

"It's hard to drive down any road in Iowa and not see one of these political signs posted in someone's yard, but younger voters say the signs don't represent their enthusiasm for candidates this political cycle -- in fact, quite the opposite.

"That is gotten to that level is kind of frustrating, but hopefully it's kind of a wake-up call for the American people we need to get back on track a little bit," Draude said.

At last check, early voting is down compared to recent elections, but workers say that could be because both presidential candidates haven't pushed for early voting like they have in recent elections.

With five days left until the election, Trump and Clinton are nearly tied in the Hawkeye State.

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