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Jerry Falwell Jr. Trying To Get His Students To Vote

10/16/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Jerry Falwell Jr., chancellor of socially conservative Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., is launching an ambitious drive to get the school's 10,500 students registered to vote, and he's promising to make buses available to shuttle them to the polls on Election Day.

Falwell, son of the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, said he plans to distribute forms at dormitories and in classrooms tomorrow to make sure students register before Virginia's Oct. 6 deadline.

Falwell, whose father founded the school in 1971 and went on to become a leader in efforts to get evangelicals more involved in politics, said he wants in-state and out-of-state students to register in Virginia. The turnout at Liberty could make a crucial difference in this year's election, he said.

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