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Youth Vote 2012

Magic Juice: How Millennials Are Rebooting Democracy

Matthew Segal | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Matthew Segal

As the first generation to come of age with new technologies at our fingertips, we express ourselves differently. Now is the time for us to reestablish new tenets of political expression and think outside the proverbial box.

The Social Generation: The Youth Vote and the Future of Progressivism

Rob Shepardson | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Rob Shepardson

As the inauguration approaches and Washington gears up for battle, Americans tired of seeing our government held hostage by rigid ideologues, take heart. Help could be on the way in the form of young voters who flexed their political muscle in November.

Florida Republican: We Needed To 'Keep College Students From Voting'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.20.2012 | College

A Florida state representative said this week that he had to change local voting laws in order to prevent college students from voting, the Miami Hera...

Tyler Kingkade

The Youth Vote Mattered More Than You Think

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.30.2012 | College

President Barack Obama can attribute his reelection to capturing the youth vote in four crucial swing states, and to millennials' staunchly progressiv...

Tyler Kingkade

GRAND OLD PROBLEM: Republicans Risk Losing 'Entire Generation' To Dems

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.14.2012 | College

Heading into the 2012 election, Republicans were convinced young voters under the age of 30 were no longer in President Barack Obama's corner, and the...

Another Millennial Triumph

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 01.08.2013 | College
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

In an election as close as this year's presidential contest, any group can make a credible claim for having made the critical difference in the outcome. But there is certainly no denying the impact the Millennial Generation had on the outcome of the 2012 election.

Tyler Kingkade

How Young Voters Became The Deciding Factor In The 2012 Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.07.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Mitt Romney lost the youth vote by a huge margin, and with it, he lost the presidency. Sixty percent of young voters who cast ballots c...

Prop 30 Scores A Major Win For Education Funding

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.07.2012 | College

Proposition 30 picked up a major win Tuesday for education funding in the state of California, and the victory could be due to significant turnout amo...

Tyler Kingkade

More Young Voters Cast Ballots Than In 2008

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.07.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Young voters represented a greater share of the national electorate Tuesday than four years ago, once again voting for President Barack Ob...

Youth Voter Turnout Is HUGE ... On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.06.2012 | College

If you logged in to Facebook today, you may have noticed a box at the top of the newsfeed asking whether you plan to vote. Facebook is tracking res...

Student Voters: No ID, No Idea

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.05.2012 | College

It's unclear exactly how many college students will find it difficult to vote on Tuesday because of voter identification requirements in various state...

VOTE: What's The Most Important Issue In The Election?

Posted 11.02.2012 | College

Enough with political pundits deciding what's the most important issue in the election. We want to hear what you think! Below is a bracket, a death...

Wondering Why Young People Don't Vote? Better to Ask Why Any Do

Errol Morris | Posted 12.31.2012 | Entertainment
Errol Morris

2012-10-31-MorrisErrol.jpg In the 2008 presidential election, roughly half of eligible voters from age 18 to 24 voted. An even smaller share of young voters is expected in 2012. I wanted to find out why. So I called more than 50 people under the age of 40 into a studio, and asked them.

Millennials' New Way to 'Rock the Vote'

Alexa Gorman | Posted 12.09.2012 | College
Alexa Gorman

The amount of information consumed by the Millennials pushes them to think in terms greater than party-lines. The young vote will be determined this year on the facts and the future plans, not on the charisma and character of the candidates.

Half Of Youth Voters Don't Know If They Can Vote

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

For younger, more transient voters, this year's trip to the polls might not be so simple. According to a survey conducted by the nonpartisan voter reg...

Rebecca Ballhaus

#WINNING? MTV Launches 2012 Election Game

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Ballhaus | Posted 08.09.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- When MTV executives began conducting research about 18 months ago for their 2012 youth vote campaign, the results were uninspiring. J...

The President's Budget, the National Debt, and Ramen Noodles: The Debt-Paying Generation Speaks

Bill Beach | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Bill Beach

We aimed for a wide spectrum of opinions by people in and out of politics, on the left, on the right, cynics and optimists. What we found was a sampling of young adults who are concerned about the debt... and for a whole host of reasons.

New Report Could Prove Troubling For Obama

Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Voter turnout will likely drop substantially in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, due in part to decreased interest among young pe...

Joy Resmovits

Will College Kids Caucus For Paul?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

Ron Paul's biggest foe in the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses may not be Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann or even Newt Gingrich. It could be a hangover. Paul is ...

Who's the Boss?

Erica Williams | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Erica Williams

As a Gen Y-er, a product of hip hop culture and a young person in this economy, I've been conditioned to determine my own destiny, and, for all intents and purposes, hustle. So the answer is simple: When your government can't govern, govern yourselves.