Young Democrats at Virginia Tech hold presidential primary forum

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR News) – The Young Democrats at Virginia Tech club is helping undecided voters learn more about the candidates.

Many people are still undecided about who to vote for on Super Tuesday a week from today. To help out undecided students, The Young Democrats at Virginia Tech hosted a forum Tuesday night.

Students heard from representatives from five of the campaigns. Buttigieg, Biden, Sanders, Warren and Klobuchar.

The representatives were asked questions about their candidates’ stances on things like gun control, health care and immigration.

All in an effort to give the students a better look at their platforms and help them decide who they wanted to support next week.

“People are kind of up in the air. Looks like it can be anybody’s game,” said President of Young Democrats at Virginia Tech Rebecca Trinh.

She says it was important to host this forum to make sure young voters were making an informed decision.

“I think it went great, we had a decent turnout. I just hope people took away some information, have an idea or more of a ground footing of who they want to vote for.”

Sophomore Shane Lee says he’s glad he went because before he wasn’t sure who he wanted to support on the ballot.

“All candidates have different issues and viewpoints on everything. So this gives a great viewpoint on every candidate’s issues,” said Lee.

“Some candidates I was kind of swayed on. I wasn’t specifically sure about all their specific issues, but now I kind of have a strong viewpoint on who I want to vote for.”

Trinh says they reached out to as many candidates as they could to ask for a representative of their campaign to come to the forum. They were only able to get people from the five campaigns who showed up.


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