By Daniel Ucko & Edward Fillinger
YOUNG VOTERS TURN OUTWhile discussion on campus
appeared minimal in the months approaching yesterday’s election,
young voters turned out in big numbers at Cal Poly and across the
More than 2.2 million young votes were cast, according to the
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and
The Bronco Student Center hosted a polling location this year in
the Andromeda suite, and by 6 p.m. over 1000 votes had been cast on
While the location was advertised as only open to registered LA
county voters, around 70 percent of the total ballots were from
For the first time, the young voter demographic took up more
than those over the age of 65 with 18 percent of the electorate
versus the 16 percent of older voters.
It was also reported that an unprecedented 80 percent of
registered LA County voters turned out yesterday.
NO NEWSPAPERSThe day after the American public
elected Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States,
there was nary a newspaper available to catch the post-election
Ironic in a time when print media has been suffering from
Even at 8 a.m., the Bronco Student Center was completely out of
the L.A. Times, USA Today and The Daily Bulletin.
Regular vendors such as supermarkets and Starbucks were also out
in the early hours after last night’s historical election of a
black man for president.
With 27 undecided votes remaining, Obama beat John McCain by a
landslide victory, receiving 349 to 162 electoral votes.
Check back for updates throughout the day.
Obama brings out young voters
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