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Young voters in Dubuque

by Lauren Squires

DUBUQUE (KWWL) - Dubuque is home to several colleges and for many, this is their first chance to vote in a presidential election.  Andrew Huck and Dan Randolph are students at Loras College and these two have covered the Presidential race since the caucuses here in Iowa as student journalists.

Both have followed politics all their lives but this year, following the election, also means voting in it; both are voting for president for the first time. "Watching in 04', I wasn't 18, I was about a year early.  It was really exciting that this was the first time I really followed it knowing that I could vote in it and really make a difference," said Huck. Randolph agreed, "It was an interest but it was never really a focus of mine and to actually get to vote in an election is kinda exciting."

Both Huck and Randolph have already voted, either satellite or absentee, but they're still encouraging everyone to vote November 4th.

To put things in perspective, many first time voters, those who just turned 18, were born in 1990. The year LL Cool J, Salt N' Pepa, and Public Enemy had top hits on the radio and George H. W. Bush was president.

Online Reporter: Lauren Squires

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