In States, Parties Clash Over Voting Laws That Would Affect College Students, Others

03/07/2011 01:34 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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New Hampshire's new Republican state House speaker is pretty clear about what he thinks of college kids and how they vote. They're "foolish," Speaker William O'Brien said in a recent speech to a tea party group.

"Voting as a liberal. That's what kids do," he added, his comments taped by a state Democratic Party staffer and posted on YouTube. Students lack "life experience," and "they just vote their feelings."

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