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Sun Jul 29, 2018, 11:18 AM

Michigan Democrats hope pot measure brings out youth vote

LANSING, Mich. (AP) As both parties continue pumping money into the 2018 race, Michigan Democrats are hoping to cash in on another kind of green.

A proposal to legalize marijuana has sprouted on Michigan's November ballot, putting the state on the cusp of allowing recreational use of the drug for those 21 and older. It could also entice younger voters to show up to the polls, which could help the Democrats.

Legal weed boasts a 61 percent approval rating among Michigan residents, according to EPIC-MRA polling. The partisan breakdown showed three-fourths of Democrats favor legalization, while just under half of Republican respondents approve.

Michigan GOP spokeswoman Sarah Anderson says the party isn't worried because GOP candidates can be both personally anti-marijuana but still champion the will of the people in the ballot initiative.

https://www.galvnews.com/news_ap/politics/article_7fbe2f20-0a33-599a-95ee-e629db64b7c0.html
(short article from the Galveston News)

I have a few more ideas that might get the youth to vote.

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Sun Jul 29, 2018, 11:22 AM

1. Lots of reasons for under 25 to come out and vote AND vote democratic

 

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Sun Jul 29, 2018, 11:33 AM

2. We did vote to legalize it ten years ago

The republican legislature shut it down

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Sun Jul 29, 2018, 01:24 PM

3. I know a lot of over 60s voters

that are going to turn out for that vote.

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