Indiana's Disenfranchised Young Voters
BY Donna Fenn
The Center for Information on Civic Learning and Engagement (Circle) reports that "at least 20 percent of eligible Indiana citizens and 15 percent of North Carolina citizens under the age of 30 participated in last night's Democratic primary." Obama was the big winner among these voters: 74% voted for him in North Carolina and 62% supported him in Indiana. But how many young voters were turned away from the polls in Indiana yesterday because of that state's ridiculously restrictive photo ID law, which was recently upheld by the Supreme Court? Given Senator Clinton's narrow margin of victory, I wonder how the evening would have ended if everyone with a Constitutional right to vote had been allowed to do so!