November 6, 2012 at 1:49 PM
Jay Paterno made a guest appearance at the HUB-Robeson Center during Election Day to continue to encourage student voters.
“The important thing is that students, the myth is that young people are apathetic towards the political process,” Paterno said. “But you look towards 2008 and what’s happening here today, and that’s definitely a myth.”
He said the campaigns have done a good job of trying to educate students on the voter ID law and where they needed to go to register.
“They registered more kids this year than they did in 2008, and that was a huge number,” Paterno said. “I think it’s a great sign.”
He said every little bit counts, and said the numbers indicated that college-aged students overall will help the President win reelection.
Paterno worked with the campaign PSU Votes to share the importance of students voting, as previously reported, and said he hoped it had an impact on the large amount of students voting.
He said it was important for students to vote because politicians respond to people who vote. He also said many of the issues in the upcoming election are issues that will affect the futures of many students.