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  1. There was no question about young voter enthusiasm around the University of New Mexico campus on Tuesday.

    Student voters flooded the UNM campus polling area trying to cast their ballots for the 2012 election season. The polling center boasted a two-hour wait time, nearly four times as long as other voting polls in the Albuquerque, N.M. area.  

    Obama won New Mexico.

  2. The Des Moines Register’s interactive voting guide lets you weigh in on Iowa’s national races issue-by-issue.

  3. "The issue that matters most to me as I get ready to vote is funding for higher education." 
— Anthony D’Amico, senior, University of New Hampshire
What issue matters most to you in the upcoming election? Tell us here on The 12, or tweet your response using #VoterVoices
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    "The issue that matters most to me as I get ready to vote is funding for higher education."

    — Anthony D’Amico, senior, University of New Hampshire

    What issue matters most to you in the upcoming election? Tell us here on The 12, or tweet your response using #VoterVoices

    You can also read up on the candidates positions and endorse their statements using the Washington Post’s Issue Engine and more by topic area here: 

    Health Care | Foreign Policy | Economy | Immigration | Energy | Education

    Washington Post »

  4. The Marquette Tribune compares the presidential candidates’ use of social media and how they connect with their constituents.

    As the 2012 presidential debates begin this Wednesday, the candidates are taking advantage of networking websites such as Twitter, Facebook and even Reddit to engage the online community. While President Obama, sometimes referred to as the “Facebook president,” used social media in his 2008 campaign, this election season has seen an increased social media presence from both sides of the aisle.

    Read more.

  5. A new poll conducted by WMUR and the University of New Hampshire Survey Center between Sept. 27-30 shows that President Obama has a big lead over  Mitt Romney in the Granite State, 52 percent to 37 percent.


    thehill.com »

  6. Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job addressing women’s issues – Obama or Romney? Why?

    "Barack Obama.  Democrats/liberals usually focus on those issues more than Republicans."

     Scott Minichiello, Financial Advisor

      Age 29

      Conservative Republican

    "Obama would better support women’s rights everywhere."

     Venise Lyons, Student

      Age 22

      Democrat

    "Barack Obama because of the legislation he supports…Evidence with the passage of Obamacare and the stipulation that women can’t be charged more for health care with things like birth control tells me he seems to support women’s issues."

    Pascale, Coordinator for a Nonprofit Organization

    Age 23

    Democrat

    See more voters’ responses to who would do a better job handling women’s issues on our Liberty, through the lens project

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