Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

GOVERNMENT; Voting Does Matter

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

GOVERNMENT; Voting Does Matter

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A new study says most college students doubt that voting in presidential elections will result in major changes in American society.

Voting in a presidential election -- particularly the one in November -- is one of the most important privileges of American citizenship. The person who wins the election becomes the leader of the world's most powerful nation, with vast influence in shaping national policies at home and abroad.

One of the most important reasons why the president matters is his key role in nominating judges to federal and U.S. Supreme courts. Long after the president leaves office, those judges make society-altering decisions on civil rights, affirmative action, abortion, immigration and many other issues.

Presidents leave their imprints on everyday life in other ways as well. Had not Lyndon B. Johnson been elected in 1964, the nation likely would have sidestepped decades of mounting debt and bureaucracy stemming from Johnson's disastrous "Great Society" spending programs. …

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