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First Time Voters

Two first time voters send us their perspectives on the post election situation. Paul Goldsmith, a young Republican chose to vote in Illinois, where he attends school, so that his vote for George W. Bush would carry more weight. Two weeks after the election, he finds himself inspired by the fact that the decision on who will become the next president is up to a handful of ballots. Belia Mayeno Choy is a born and bred Democrat. She worries that the situation in Florida will make people her age even more discouraged about voting. Rather than having every person's vote count, it seems more like the court or the state politicians will determine who won the election.

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