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Obama campaign targets younger voters

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It was Halloween night, and the Obama campaign operation was in full motion on the campus of Ohio State University. A smiling 17-year-old student in a headscarf was holding a sign, “Gotta Vote,” even though she was too young to do so, as dozens of students boarded a chartered bus taking them to a precinct to cast the first ballots of their life.

“It definitely seems like a myth that students have stopped caring about elections,” said Christian Watson, an 18-year-old music education major from Novelty, Ohio.

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