Students use creative ways to get their peers to vote

By Jessa O’Connor

The "Trump Wall" outside of Davis Library (Jessa O'Connor/ Carolina Connection)
The “Trump Wall” outside of Davis Library (Jessa O’Connor/ Carolina Connection)

Early voting started Monday and the clock continues to tick closer and closer to the November 8th election. As the day approaches, both parties are in hyperdrive trying to get out the vote–especially among North Carolina college students.

Hillary Clinton held a rally at UNC Charlotte on Sunday. Less than 24 hours later, vice presidential nominee Mike Pence campaigned for running mate Donald Trump at Catawba College. 

Comedian Will Ferrell comes to Carrboro today to talk about Hillary Clinton’s plans for college affordability.

And these last-minute efforts seem to be paying off, but for one candidate more than the other. A study published this week by GenForward shows that while young voter support has surged nationally for the Clinton campaign, young voter support for the Trump campaign has stayed stagnant.

Despite these numbers, UNC students from both political parties are working hard to make sure that their peers are turning out to vote…and are doing so in very creative ways.

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